Philip Dean - He is an American whom the narrator first meets at a party in Paris with the Wheatlands.
The Narrator - This character, who remains anonymous throughout the novel, is mainly a passive force in the story's narrative.
Cristina Wheatland - She is one of the narrator's closest friends.
Billy Wheatland - He is a former hockey player who owns the house the narrator uses in Autun.
Claude Picquet - She is a waitress in Autun whom the narrator finds attractive but never makes any serious attempt to woo.
Anne-Marie - She is a French girl the narrator and Dean first see at a night club in Dijon.
Isabel - She goes out with the narrator, the Wheatlands, and Philip Dean after the party in the story's opening chapters.
Danielle - She is one of Anne-Marie's friends and her existence annoys Dean who wants...
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