Phase I Chapter 1 page 12

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Phase One, Chapter One, Page 8

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While never specifically named in the novel, Patel Vapara was the patriarch of a long running Hindi fik series Harmony. That character had been carefully crafted as a role model for fathers of that time period, and the android we see here was a deliberate emulation both in form and tendencies.

Em knew him only as “Father”, though somewhere in her mind she knew his “real” name.

This is his only appearance.