Fourth generation male heir to the Whiting fortune, this character is ill suited to assume a leadership role in the essential ownership of the inland Maine town of Empire Falls.
Her maiden name was Robideaux, and the blighted area that C.B. purchased and blasted into non-existence belonged to her family and was known by the locals as The Robideaux blight.
He is the central contemporary character and, for the most part, a naive observer of the demise of Empire Falls from its position as a hearty industrial town with a vibrant workforce, to a worn out shell of its former self, to the first stages of gentrified urban blight.
He is a smart, talented teenager who has trouble fitting into the strict social hierarchy of Empire Falls High School, which is a composite of small-town high schools throughout the...
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