This character is an animalistic man with basic needs. He needs liquor as sustenance.
This character is a writer who works by day in a dead-end job; he also flies to Seattle and reads at two universities in between drinking binges.
This character is a convicted criminal, thief, husband, and father.
This character is a young daughter, inquisitive, bright, and devoted to her father.
These characters appear throughout the collection of short stories, and they play a variety of roles, usually one of two archetypes: beautiful and untouchable, or accessible but fatally flawed.
Sears, Blaine, Ned, Joe
These characters are all inmates who serve time with the narrator in one of the stories. Each of them demonstrates a unique quality that supports the narrator's view that men are largely animals.
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