Age 14 (In the beginning of Son), 16 (In the middle of Son), 29 (Temporarily elderly) (In the end of Son)
Gender Female
Allies Alys, Einar, Gabriel, Jonas, Kira
Enemies Trademaster
Fate Alive
Appearances Son

Claire is a young girl and the protagonist of Son. She is kind and loves her son, Gabriel, very much. She has light eyes, the sign of a possible Receiver of Memory like some of the others, including Jonas, the Giver, Gabriel, and Katherine.




At the ceremony of Twelves, Claire is Number Seven and much to her disappointment, she is assigned Birthmother. Her parents claim they are proud of her, but Claire thinks that she has failed, as being a Birthmother is not honorable in the eyes of most of the community. When something goes wrong while delivering her first product (the baby) she is reassigned a job, this time at the Fish Hatchery. She volunteers at the Nurturing Center, presumably to be with her son and comes to love her son, Number 36- a restless newchild who cannot sleep through the night. She mistakenly thinks his name is Abe, while his real name is Gabe, short for Gabriel.  When she hears that he is going to be released, Claire is devasted. But when Jonas takes her baby to Elsewhere, Claire escapes on a boat to find him, but soon encounters a storm.


The storm washes her up to a little village on the coast, with a cliff. Although Claire lost her memory temporarily due to amnesia, she regained it slowly and eventually. Along the way, she befriends Alys, the midwife who cared for her, and Einar, a lame man. Einar trains her to climb the cliff and tells her that she must accept the evil Trademaster's deal, or he will harm her dearly, like Einar.

After successfully scaling the cliff to get out of the village, she meets Trademaster as expected. The Trademaster wants her youth in exchange for her finding her son Gabriel.


Claire, now an old woman, observes Gabriel from a distance. One day, she talks to Jonas about her past history. He is very shocked, and Gabriel does not believe it when they tell her the true story about his parents and his past. However, she eventually realizes that the story is true. When Gabriel defeats the Trademaster, she regains her youth.


Gabriel - her son
Alys - former caretaker
Dimitri - former boss
Einar - physical trainer who helped her climb the cliff. If she had remained, they may have developed a romantic relationship.
Peter - brother.
Tall Andras - good friends with her until he discovered she once had a child.

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