Jamie - 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.
Patty - 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.
Nin - Tired of her crying, Van picks her up and throws her across the room.
Van - This character remains a terrifying figure to Jamie throughout the story.
Earl - He allows Patty and her family to live in his trailer located on the edge of town in a remote area.
Mrs. Desrochers - She is concerned about Jamie's family and arranges for Patty to join a support group to help...
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