This character is the protagonist of the story. This character works full-time as a cashier at the A and P supermarket in a town north of Boston. This character is 19 years old and throughout the story, he is very interested in the bodies and movements of the young women who have entered the store wearing only their bathing suits and no shoes. When this character feels that the young women have been disrespected, however, he quits his job at the store.
This character's only provided name is the one silently given to her by the protagonist. This character has a certain grace, holding her head upright as she walks through the store and not looking to one side or the other as she does so. This character defends herself when the manager of the store reacts negatively to her beach attire, telling him that her mother had...
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