The narrator of the story, a man confined to a wheelchair who is choosing to explore his family's past rather than face the situations of his present life.
An artist and writer who honors her commitments to family and friends yet yearns for a life completely different than the one destiny provides her.
A good and decent man who fails to live up to the expectations of his wife but works hard and honorably throughout his days.
A rebellious and displaced woman of 1970, who is on the fringes of the hippie generation's world, but lives with her mother and serves as a secretary.
A genteel woman who is the object of Susan's lifelong affection and attention.
The man Susan would have married if he had only asked when they were...
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