Callie is probably the most complex character in Virtual Silence. She has to go on a long journey to find herself, to discovery who she really is. And when she comes to some conclusions about herself, she takes an even longer journey back home; gets lost, faces a monster, and gets rescued by a pistol-packing older lady.
Harry Bones thinks Callie is his girlfriend, but Callie isn’t even sure she’s straight. She mixes drinks at a sleazy bar in Oakland, but somehow feels at home there, at least temporarily.
The novel is about human beings finding their spot in a difficult world, but Callie’s story is perhaps the fractal microcosm of the bigger story. Too bad about her parents being total drug snorfs. Doink that!