Eva Bates - This character is an old redhead that runs a joint by the river, who doesn't know much about the world, but knows how to love.
Frank Bennett - This character has an Oedipus complex, has a glass eye, and abuses many women in Whistle Stop.
Ruth Bennett - This character is in an abusive marriage, has a son, and leaves the marriage to start a rumored homosexual relationship with a childhood friend.
Ed Couch - This character works, drinks beer, watches the television, and is generally considered very lazy.
Dot Weems - This character runs the post office and the local newspaper in the town of Whistle Stop.
Evelyn Couch - This character is miserable, overweight, depressed, and starts a vivid fantasy life after befriending an old woman at a nursing home.
Peggy Hadley - This character warns gossipers about telling R-rated versions...
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