You cannot, the realist claims, represent people without taking account of the things that people use and acquire in order to define themselves - their tools, their furniture, their accessories. These things are indeed part of the very definition of "character," of who one is and what one claims to be.
Death Minus Zero
The second novel in the Sam Turner series.
With his second novel Baker takes more risks than many writers would dare and triumphs. Val McDermid.