He turns to his imaginative mind to fantasize about a better and safer life for him and his family. Although it is a rough road, he finally has hopes for the future when his mother rejects her boyfriend once and for all.
Life is not easy for this character. She has to survive on the meager wages from a part-time job and is forced to rely on an old, unreliable car.
Tired of her crying, Van picks her up and throws her across the room.
This character remains a terrifying figure to Jamie throughout the story.
He allows Patty and her family to live in his trailer located on the edge of town in a remote area.
She is concerned about Jamie's family and arranges for Patty to join a support group to help her through the tough times.
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