Landon Allgood - He is a helpless man who is addicted to paregoric, a tincture of opium. He has no toes because on Christmas long ago he fell asleep in a road and they fell off.
Mr. Isaac Alston - He is eighty-two years old and has lost most of his mental faculties due to a series of strokes. His one interest in life is horehound candy. The people in the county look to him as a trusted benefactor.
Willie Duke Aycock - A local beauty pageant winner--she won a Dairy Queen Contest the previous summer--she has had a crush on Wesley Beavers for a long time.
Wesley Beavers - H is the boyfriend of the novel's protagonist and they have been dating for about six years. At the start of the novel, he is back home just briefly, having spent three years in the Navy...
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