The talkative, exuberant pig who appears to Vivian, interrupting her
feverish dream that warm spring night, Tolstoy is a spirit who takes
her under his wing – almost literally, as he has them – and becomes her
ally as she embarks on her adventure into unknown territory. Is he
really an animal spirit, or is Tolstoy a sign of Vivian’s diminishing
grasp on reality? Also, why does he have to speak in riddles, and
why can’t he just show up when she needs him? Tolstoy has a message
underneath the enigmatic layers of his words, though, and Vivian is the
one designated to receive it. Besides, after that fateful night, she
and Tolstoy are inextricably tied together.
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