What kind of a name is NuŽlle, anyway? NuŽlle feels her mother didn't really think the name thing all the way through because her full name makes her sound like Public Enemy No. 1. Only Mum calls her NuŽlle (or Nu for short, preferably in sentences where it's not clear whether she is using Yiddish or addressing ó or perhaps distressing ó her daughter). Pretty much everybody else calls her Em, for Emma. Em reveals as little of her name as possible, feeling she has suffered enough for it at school. In fact, she has taken to signing simply with a squiggly line signifying mó (Em-Dash) and doesn't take kindly to the suggestion that this makes her sound like a German musician.
Mum has been a woman much longer than Nu has, and beats her with experience. She also is a second-wave feminist, and what's more, a radfem. Mum hasn't given up the hope that her daughter will see the light ó eventually.
Soleil Adjani is a goofball, even by NuŽlle's standards. Since she is also charismatic, French, and a model, no one has told her this. A bit of a hedonist and at times frightfully naÔve, she was voted Most likely Ö to create plothooks.