Pharoah Rivers - One of the two main characters in the book, he is nine-years-old when the story begins.
Lafeyette Rivers - A lean boy, he is the fourth oldest child in his family but is the oldest boy consistently living at home.
LaJoe Rivers - She is the thirty-five-year old mother of eight children.
Paul Rivers - This man is the children's father who used to work but drugs have destroyed much of his life.
Terrence Rivers - This character lectures his brother on the importance of getting an education and staying away from gangs.
LaShawn Rivers - This character drops out of school at an early age and works as a prostitute from time to time to support her drug habit.
Paul - This person, also known as Weasel, has served time for burglary and is not home often.
The Triplets - These children who...
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