List of Characters
Lou “Lucy” Charles Lynch—narrator for much of the novel.
Owen Lynch—son of Lucy Lynch.
Brindy Lynch—wife of Owen Lynch.
Declan “Uncle Dec” Lynch—uncle of Lucy and brother of Big Lou.
Louis “Big Lou”Patrick Lynch—father of Lucy, husband of Tessa.
Teresa “Tessa” Lupino Lynch—mother of Lucy, wife of Big Lou.
Sarah Berg Lynch—girlfriend and later wife of Lucy.
Kayla—young girl Sarah brings back from Long Island.
Miss Rosa—woman who manages apartments on Long Island and takes care of Kayla.
Mr. Berg— Sarah’s”father, a teacher at the high school.
Sarah’s mother—separated from Mr. Berg, living on Long Island, an artist.
Harold—Sundry Apartment owner on Long Island, proposes marriage to Sarah’s mother.
Bobby “Noonan” Marconi—school friend of Lucy’s, an artist.
Mr. Marconi—father of Bobby “Noonan” Marconi.
Deb Noonan Marconi—mother of Bobby Marconi.
David Marconi—Bobby’s brother.
Maxine—woman who has an affair with Mr. Marconi.
Hugh Morgan—Bobby Noonan’s art dealer.
Todd Lichtner—husband of Evangeline.
Evangeline Lichtner—Noonan’s lover, an artist.
Jerzy Quinn—one of the tough boys in Lucy’s youth.
Karen Cirillo—Jerzy’s girlfriend, flirts with Lucy.
Buddy Nurt—boyfriend of Nancy Cirillo, a thief.
Nancy Cirillo—Karen’s mother.
Jack Beverly—head of the tannery.
Nan Beverly—beautiful daughter of Jack Beverly.
Spinnarkles—spinster sisters whose house burns down.
Gabriel Mock Jr.—African American man who falls in love with Tessa.
Gabriel “Mock Three” Mock III—son of Gabriel Mock Jr., goes into a coma after being beaten up for dating Sarah.
Perry Kozlowski—boy who beats up Gabriel Mock III.
David Entleman—young friend of Lucy’s, hangs himself.