The Best of Me Characters

Nicholas Sparks (author)
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Dawson Cole

Dawson Cole is a forty-two year old man. He has been working on oil rigs most of his adult life. Recently Dawson nearly died when a fire on an oil rig caused an explosion that caused him to fall into the water. Dawson was saved when he saw a man who led him to safety. Later, Dawson sees this man again when his life is once more in danger. A short time after the oil rig explosion, Dawson receives word that his good friend and surrogate father has died. Dawson decides to return home for the first time in twenty years in order to see to the man's final wishes.

Dawson was born to Tommy Cole, a man who is a member of a notorious criminal family in the small town of Oriental, North Carolina. Dawson's mother left when he was a small child, leaving Dawson at...

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