A Summons to Memphis Characters

Peter Taylor
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George (Father) Carver

Father is the head of the Carver family. He was betrayed by his best friend and business partner, Lewis Shackleford in Nashville. He decided to move the whole family to Memphis and start over with his business life. In turn for moving the family and disrupting their lives, when he is in his eighties and a widower, his children get retribution. He starts to go out to clubs with "youngish" ladies and ends up humiliating himself. His daughters follow him and take great fun in repeating and embellishing his treks. They interfere with his chance at remarriage and possible happiness. Father seems to know Betsy and Josephine had a hand in running Clara, his potential wife off to California, but does not accuse or scold them for it. He also seems resigned to his fate when he sees them moving in to his house the same...

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