This character's sister was killed by white men in 1947 when they ran her into the river at Mardi Gras.
Robert Louis Stevenson Banks
This character is a light-skinned black man who owns a liquor and grocery store and is dressed nicely.
See Cherry Bello
This character spends the entire story hiding in the swamp and is killed in the shoot-out with the lynch mob.
See Miss Merle
This character is the dead body.
This character is one of Fix's sons who cleans his fingernails with a knife during the meeting at his father's home.
This character and his family and friends have a long history of beating, killing and abusing black people for years. He is feared throughout the story.
This character is "Salt," an outstanding football player...
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