Gil was orphaned at a young age, grew up living with a strict, reserved grandmother, and inherited a small fortune when he became an adult. After a long term, live in girlfriend breaks up with him for the second time, Gil decides to move from New York City to Phoenix and walk the whole way. When he moves into a house that he bought online, he becomes very friendly with the family of four who live in a glass house next door.
I loved Dinosaurs and I especially loved Gil. He is a very decent man who always tries to do the right thing. Something I don’t see much in literature these days. In fact, one of the highlights of Dinosaurs is that almost all of the characters are decent, yet complex, human beings. Millet’s novel even gave me a new appreciation of the desert and the birds that live there.