Study Guide

David Singer in The History of Love

By Nicole Krauss

David Singer

This is Alma's father, as you might suspect by the last name. He's originally from Israel. He finds a copy of The History of Love while traveling in Chile and gives it to Charlotte just a couple of weeks after they meet. It sounds like he was a pretty awesome guy, and his absence after an all-too-early death is a weighty presence (if that makes sense) in the novel.