Who are the main characters?
William Melvin Kelley has written several novels and pieces of shorter fiction. His novels include "Dem", "A Different Drummer", "Dancers on the Shore", and "A Drop of Patience".
The main character in "A Different Drummer" is Tucker Caliban, a descendant of an African chief. Tucker is a quiet man who leaves his farm to travel inexplicably.
"Dancers on the Shore" is a collection of short stories and has many characters.
Ludlow Washington is the main character in "A Drop of Patience." Ludlow is a blind jazz musician who becomes influential in his art.
All of these characters are strong African American men.
The main characters include Sanger Rainsford, a renowned hunter who becomes trapped on an unusual island and must fight for his life in a strange "game"; General Zaroff, another hunter who owns a magnificent estate on the island and enjoys hunting "the most dangerous game"; Ivan, the huge mute who serves Zaroff devotedly; and Whitney, who appears briefly at the beginning of the story on board a yacht with Rainsford.