List of Characters
Chronological order of Hegarty siblings:
Midge—died of cancer at forty-two, before Liam’s death.
Ernest—priest living in Peru.
Stevie—died at age two.
Liam—Liam, Veronica, and Kitty lived with grandmother.
Ivor—Ivor and Jem are twins.
Ada—Veronica’s maternal grandmother.
Charlie Spillane—Ada’s husband.
Lambert Nugent—landlord of Ada’s house.
Brendan—Veronica’s uncle in a mental institution most of his life.
Michael Weiss—Veronica’s American boyfriend during college—she fantasizes about him, thinking if she had married him, she would have been happier.
Sarah—Liam’s girlfriend who shows up at the funeral.
Rowan—Sarah and Liam’s son.