Meet some of the characters. Identify with them as they struggle to balance their own pursuit of happiness with their obligation to help Rufus answer his ultimate question!
Rufus is obsessed with refuting the notion that astrology implies atheism. A devout Christian, he believes that God not only exists, but that He offers each of us an astrological blueprint to follow here on Earth.
Robert needs to reconcile his own deeply emotional self with his intense empathy for others. Rufus allows him to think outside the box after years of people telling him who he was. Astrology helps him organize a new approach.
Katie loves Rufus with all her heart and soul, supporting his schemes, even when she doesn’t agree or comprehend. A traditional Christian, she listens to all of Rufus’s existential tirades and then goes right back to her Bible.
Jane is perfect for Robert because she shares his hunger for companionship without commitment. Like Robert, she is loyal to her family, all the while having to admit that she does not want to follow in her parents’ footsteps.
Andrew is the best friend that Robert doesn’t want to leave. He remains an important counterbalance to Robert’s new country life. With no interest in astrology, Andrew represents the purity of personal choice.
Kristin represents Robert’s freedom to dream of the transition to manhood. As a grade school crush rediscovered, she offers Robert a real opportunity to learn the difference between a girl who is a friend, and a girlfriend.
Petey thinks in computer code. Raised by computer scientists, and with too much personal freedom, the only thing that slows down his hacking habit is his love of marijuana. Petey and Robert meet on a very high cognitive plane.
Thomas is the man closest to sharing Rufus’s penchant for Christian Existentialism and alternative theology. He forces Rufus to consider between true friendships and knowing someone for what they can assist you with.