List of Characters
Dan Underwood—narrator, twenty-six-year-old, in love with Karla.
Dan's mother—a nurse who has a stroke at the end of the story.
Dan's father—loses his job at IBM, starts working for Oop!
Karla—Dan's girlfriend, very intelligent and rational. Has problems with her parents who denied her intelligence.
Jed—younger brother of Dan who drowned at the age of 12.
Susan—co-worker both at Microsoft and at Oop! She is 26 and is constantly on the look out for a relationship with a man.
Emmett Couch—falls in love with Susan after he is hired to work on storyboards
Abe—co-worker at Microsoft who is the last to move down to California.
Todd—co-worker who is obsessed with body-building. Becomes involved with Dusty, another bodybuilder.
Dusty—becomes pregnant with Todd and worries that the drugs has used to enhance her physique may affect her baby.
Lindsay Rut—Dusty and Todd's baby girl.
Bug—oldest of the co-workers, who admits, late in life, that he is gay.
Jeremy—has a brief affair with Bug.
Sig—man who becomes involved with Bug at end of the novel.
Michael—starts Oop! and probably has the highest I.Q. of the group.
Amy (Barcode)—Amy meets Michael through the internet, then comes to work
for Oop! and falls madly in love with Michael
Ethan—CEO of Oop! Responsible for procuring funding.
Anatole—lives next door to Dan's parents. Used to work at Apple. Drops in at Oop! for conversation.