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Ry Smith
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1   J.D.   Vance   The author.
    Mamaw       J.D.'s grandmother.
    Mamaw   Blanton   J.D.'s great grandmother.
    Steve       Mamaw's male friend.
    Chip       Police officer. An alcoholic.
    Ken       Mamaw's friend.
    Uncle   Teaberry   J.D.'s uncle in Kentucky. Moved to Ohio.
    Uncle   Pet   J.D.'s uncle in Kentucky. aka: Pet Blanton. Moved to Indiana.
    Big   Red   Truck driver.
    Uncle   David   J.D.'s uncle in Kentucky.
    Uncle   Gary   J.D.'s uncle in Kentucky. Moved to Indiana.
    Aunt   Betty   J.D.'s great aunt. Stayed in Ohio.
    Aunt   Rose   J.D.'s great aunt. Stayed in Ohio.
    Rick       J.D.'s second cousin.
    Amber       J.D.'s cousin.
    Mike       J.D.'s cousin.
2   Jim   Vance   J.D.'s  grandfather. aka: James Lee Vance.
    Pap   Taulbee   J.D.'s  relative.
    Hattie   Blanton   Mamaw Blanton's mother.
    Bonnie   South   Mamaw's friend in Kentucky.
    Paul   Blanton   Mamaw's child. Moved to Indiana.
    Gary   Blanton   Mamaw's child. Moved to Indiana.
    Goldie   Blanton   Papaw's mother.
    Jimmy   Blanton   J.D.'s uncle. Went to California.
3   Bev   Blanton   J.D.'s mother.
    Lori   Blanton   J.D.'s aunt.
    Lindsay   Vance   J.D.'s half sister. Married name: Lindsay Lewis.
4   Jennifer   McGuffey   High School teacher.
5   Don   Bowman   J.D.'s biological father. His mother's second husband.
    Bob   Hamel   J.D.'s stepfather and legal father.
    Ryan   White   Boy with HIV at J.D.'s  school.
6   Donald   Ison   Protestant preacher in Jackson, Kentucky.
    Gail       J.D.'s cousin.
    Chip       J.D.'s mother's male friend.
    Bob       J.D.'s mother's male friend.
    Steve       J.D.'s mother's male friend.
    Cary       J.D.'s sibling.
    Chelsea       J.D.'s sibling.
7   Matt       J.D.'s mother's male friend.
    Tammy       J.D.'s mother's gay friend.
8   Ken       One of J.D.'s mother's husbands.
9   Kameron       Lindsay's son.
    Ron   Selby   High School math teacher.
10   Rachael       J.D.'s female cousin. A Marine Corps veteran.
    Meghan       Lindsay's child.
    Shawn   Haney   J.D.'s Marine boss.
11   Bob   Schuler   Ohio State Senator. J.D. worked for him.
12   Jamil       J.D.'s classmate at Yale Law School.
13   Usha       J.D.'s girlfriend at Yale. Future wife.
    Amy   Chua   Yale law professor.
15   Jane   Rex   Works at Appalachian State University.
    Brian       J.D.'s acquaintance.