This individual is a happy four-year-old, until his mother takes up drinking and begins abusing him. He grows up to be a respectable leader in his community and a loving father.
Mother, Catherine Roerva
This person is kind, gentle, energetic and an excellent cook. She becomes depressed and tyrannical as time progresses.
Father, Stephen Joseph
This man is a fireman in San Francisco who works twenty-four hour shifts. He is rarely at home and avoids the problems of his wife and son.
Brothers - Stan and Ronald
These two boys are involved in the abuse of the author as a child. They often invite their friends over to participate in the abuse.
Brothers - Russell and Kevin
These individuals are born during the childhood of the author. The younger of the two is the only person who makes the author happy as a child.
The School Nurse
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