Characters - Clare's father

Clare’s father instills many key values in Clare, such as kindness, respect, and honesty. He is appreciative of the small things that Clare does for him. He focuses a lot of attention on her despite struggling with his illness. This keeps their relationship strong.

Like his daughter, Clare’s father has a strong sense of determination. He seeks justice for the damage that the asbestos has done to his body, researching information for the compensation case.

Clare’s father used tae kid on he wis a ghost when he came back from his work strippin oot buildings. This shows the playful nature of their relationship before his illness. The memory also gives the reader a sense of foreboding. Clare’s father is shown making a game out of something that will eventually kill him.