Big Boy - Strong enough to wrestle his three friends at once and win, he leads the group as they skip school and roam the countryside on a hot afternoon.
Mann - As his monosyllabic name suggests, he operates with a basic set of motivations.
Sarah - She seems somewhat detached from life, dreaming of her earlier romance with a man, who has now gone off to fight in World War I and has not been heard from since.
Silas - At the midpoint of "Long Black Song," when he returns to his modest property, the reader finds out that he has been working hard for ten years to own his land free and clear.
The Victrola Salesman - Unnamed, this character shows up in Sarah's yard in the dusk. While stopping at a white person's house would be improper so late at night, he probably believes...
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