The Sweet Hereafter Characters

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Dolores Driscoll

Dolores is a woman in her fifties who drives a school bus for the town of Sam Dent. She is a tall woman with red hair who began driving kids to school when her sons were young. What began as a courtesy of picking up neighboring kids turned into over twenty years of being an official driver for the school system. Her latest bus, named “Shoe,” is a fifty-five seat vehicle she insists on keeping in her barn and maintaining herself. Dolores prides herself on never missing a day of work due to mechanical issues with the bus.

Her husband Abbott is confined to a wheelchair, following a stroke six years earlier. Dolores finds his disability endearing and praises the logic and intelligence of her invalid husband. She describes them both as being non-religious but attending church for social reasons. The entire community seems to respect and...

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