The Empathy Project is about—at this stage—too many things to list. I'm really quite awful at pitching, and this book is particularly hard to summarize. Also, as a first novel, I really don't know what the hell I'm doing, which is both a tremendous advantage and a disadvantage (the disadvantage being that I have no idea if anyone will ever read it, which in the end, is really the same as the advantage—a great freedom).
All I can say is that this picture shows one of many characters in the book. A minor character late in the novel, although the story suggests that there are no minor characters.
In the meantime, while this tome is under construction there are lots of other interesting things to read or listen to. Like the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska, or the Gil Scott-Heron album We're New Again (a Reimagining by Makaya McCraven).