Mavis Albright: a housewife in Maryland whose baby twins have suffocated in a parked car; she is 27 years old.
Frank Albright: Mavis’ husband.
Sal: Mavis and Frank’s daughter, the eldest of their children. She repeatedly hurts her mother in a most malicious and obvious fashion.
Frankie James: one of Mavis and Frank’s two sons.
Billy James: the other of Mavis and Frank’s two sons.
Merle and Pearl: the twin babies whose deaths begin the chapter.
June: The journalist who interviews Mavis and her...
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