Brint - At first this character appears to be a psychiatrist helping another character remember his past. His tone is gentle and kind and he encourages the other character to take his time.
Adam Farmer - This character is the main character of the novel. He narrates one strand of the story in the first person and is the center of the action in the other two strands. This character is a pleasant but shy and nervous boy who has few friends and little confidence. He is often afraid of dogs, open spaces, closed spaces, "a thousand things." He wants to be a writer like Thomas Wolfe.
David Farmer - When this character discovered a connection between organized crime and government officials, he testified before Congress, was threatened, and had his wife and son relocated and renamed, along with himself, by the U.S. Department of...
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