The novel's narrator, Nick is a young man from Minnesota who, after being educated at Yale and fighting in World War I (like Gatsby), goes to New York City to learn the bond business. Honest, tolerant, and inclined to reserve judgment, Nick often serves as a confidant for those with troubling secrets. After moving to West Egg, a fictional area of Long Island that is home to the newly rich, Nick befriends his next-door neighbor, the mysterious Jay Gatsby. As Daisy Buchanan's cousin, he facilitates the rekindling of the romance between her and Gatsby that ultimately fails. The Great Gatsby is told entirely through Nick's eyes; his thoughts and perceptions shape and color the story.