|“||Not for me. She was the only one.||”|
–Alfie about Louisa, The Rise of the Hotel Dumort
Louisa is the ex-girlfriend of Alfie.
Louisa and Alfie were together in the 1920s, until Louisa left him after a misunderstanding that involved a party, a letter, and possibly a dog and a speedboat or a mountain cabin. Their separation led to Alfie's distress, alcoholism and later his attempt to take his own life.
- The Rise of the Hotel Dumort (first and only mention)