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Jerkass Woobie: For all that El Hadji is a corrupt chauvinist suffering the effects of Laser-Guided Karma, we find out near the end of the book that he really feels quite lonely, as, being no more than a temporary presence in the homes of his wives, he often feels like a stranger to them and his children. In his words, he has three wives, but no home.