List of Characters
From Part I: "Storm in June"
Louis-Auguste Péricand—aged father of Adrien, in a wheelchair.
Adrien Péricand—businessman and husband of Charlotte.
Charlotte—wife of Adrien, mother of five children.
Philippe Péricand—oldest son, became priest, killed by orphans.
Hubert Péricand—second oldest, runs away to join army.
Bernard, Jacqueline and Emmanuel Péricand—youngest children.
Madame Caquant—mother of Charlotte, owns homestead in Nimes.
Gabriel Corte—wealthy author.
Maurice Michaud—works for banker, Corbin.
Jeanne Michaud—works for banker, Corbin.
Jean-Marie Michaud—son of Maurice and Jeanne, wounded soldier.
Arlette Corail—dancer and mistress to Corbin.
Charles Langelet—wealthy 60-year-old bachelor who collects fragile statuettes and other objects of art.
Madeleine Sabarie—adopted into the Sabarie family, nurses Jean-Marie.
Cecile Sabarie—biological daughter of the Sabarie family.
Benoit Sabarie—biological son of the Sabarie family, marries Madeleine.
From Part II: "Dolce"
Madame Angellier—mother of Gaston, shares house with daughter-in-law.
Lucile Angellier—wife of Gaston.
Gaston Angellier—prisoner of war, loves another woman.
Lieutenant Bruno von Falk—German soldier, moves into the Angellier house.
Edith von Falk—wife of Bruno.
Madeleine Sabarie—(appears in both sections).
Cecile Sabarie—(appears in both sections).
Benoit Sabarie—(appears in both sections).
Kurt Bonnet—German soldier who moves into the Sabarie house.
Amaury de Montfort—mayor of Bussy, married to the Viscountess.
Madame de Montfort—the Viscountess who owns most of the land of Bussy.