He is the book's central character and protagonist.
Carl and Sandy Henderson
They destroy for the sake of destruction. They fill their emptiness with what they believe is excitement.
He is Sandy Henderson's brother.
Roy and Theodore
They are two traveling preachers.
Willard and Charlotte Russell
These are Arvin's parents.
She is Willard's mother and Arvin's grandmother.
He is Emma's brother.
She is a vulnerable young woman who suffers a traumatic experience in childhood.
She is the daughter of Helen and traveling preacher Roy.
He is the corrupt pastor who manipulates and takes advantage of Lenora.
He is the owner of the home rented by Willard and Charlotte.
He is one of the few genuinely compassionate characters in the work.
He is the dog Arvin fed.
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