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Characters By Chapter
Remy Hale
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   Part One
1  The Squeeze Inn
 LindaMayA campground host.
 Audra Linda's daughter.
 Collin Audra's husband.
 Julian Linda's grandson.
 Gabbi Linda's granddaughter.
 Coco One of Linda's dogs.
 Rudy A handyman.
 SilvianneDelmarsLinda's friend.
 Layla Silvianne's cat.
 RandyViningA writer.
 AnneLaBastilleAmerican author and ecologist.
 GregVillalobosOne of the campground hosts from California Land Management.
 CathyVillalobosOne of the campground hosts from California Land Management.
 EricMartPresident of California Land Management.
 John C.Heil IIIA press officer of The Forest Service.
 Peter JonesPerryA dachshund.
 ShihTzuA dog.
2  The End
 Doodle One of Linda's dogs.
 DonLaughlinOwner of the Riverside Casino.
 Dale Riverside Casino's general manager.
 MichaelReynoldsAmerican architect based in New Mexico.
 Dr.SeussAmerican children's writer and illustrator.
 AntoniGaudiSpanish architect.
 DennisWeaverAmerican actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild.
 JayLenoAmerican comedian.
 BrianGubbDirector of Operational Solutions .
3  Surviving America
 Anna MarieMarksAn employee in the factory lab testing Sheetrock.
 ToniaLynchA factory supervisor.
 AaronConstableA factory's maintenance foreman.
 MikeSpihlmanA gypsum plant's manager.
 William C.FooteThe Gypsum CEO.
 CalvinRyleThe quality control supervisor.
 TomAndersonA full-time electrician.
 DanMoranA former supply chain manager.
 MoninaBakerFormer employee of Empire.
 DonWheelerA former jet-setting software executive.
 Rizzo Don Wheeler's Jack Russell terrier.
 WarrenMeyerPresident of Recreation Resource Management.
 AlJazeeraQatari television broadcaster.
 JeffBezosCEO of Amazon.
 DonnaBonnettOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 JoyceCooleyOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 CarolPettyOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 GeorgeNelsonOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 BrianNelsonOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 SharonScofieldOne of CamperForce prospective employees.
 LindaChesserFormer Washington State University academic adviser.
 KarrenChamberlenA former bus driver.
 KennyHarperA former employee of CamperForce.
 Bob An accountant for a timber products firm.
 Anita Bob's wife.
 JoannaJohnsonOne of a workampers.
 KellyCalmesAn administrator for the program in Campbellsville.
 ScottLindgrenA managing partner with temporary staffing firm.
 DavidRoderickA seventy-year old workamper.
 ChuckStoutA former employee at McDonalds Corporation.
 Barbara Chuck's wife.
 PhilDePealA forty-eight-year-old Desert Storm veteran.
 RobinDe PealPhil's wife.
 MoniqueMorrisseyAn economist at Economic Policy Institute.
 ThomasPaineEnglish-born American political activist, and philosopher.
 Ottovon BismarckGerman statesman and Chancellor.
 WilliamOslerA physician.
 AnthonyTrollopeEnglish novelist and civil servant of the Victorian era.
 Lee WellingSquierA pension advocate.
 FrancisTownsendA California physician.
 Franklin D.Roosevelt32nd President of the United States.
 Ida MaeFullerA retired legal secretary in Vermont.
 Jacob S.HackerYale political scientist.
 PeterBradyAn economist of the Investment Company Institute.
 TeresaGhilarducciEconomist and professor at the New School in New York City.
 AlanSimpsonFormer U.S. Senator from Wyoming.
 RonaldReagan40th president of the United States and actor.
4  Escape Plan
 BobWellsA former Safeway shelf stocker from Alaska.
 Roger WardBabsonA financial oracle.
 David A.ThornburgA writer.
 CharleneSwankieA seventy-year-old vandwelling guru. aka: Swankie Wheels.
 TrooperDanOne of the nomads.
 DaleCarnegieAmerican writer and lecturer.
 KhalilGibranLebanese-American writer, poet, and painter.
 HelenKellerAmerican author.
 Henry DavidThoreauAmerican poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist.
 J. R. R.TolkienBritish philologist and author of classic high fantasy works.
 BobVilaAmerican home improvement television host.
 SamWaltonAn avid bird hunter.
 AlanGrahamThe founder of the organization.
 GeorgeLehrerOne of the nomads. aka: Tioga George.
 David Tioga George's son.
 TaraBurnsA sex worker in a '98 Chevy Astro.
 Bro Tara's dog.
 SusanRogersA retired math teacher from Georgia.
 RustyReedA military veteran.
 Timber Rusty's dog.
 BertrandRussellFounding figure in the analytic movement in Anglo-American philosophy.
 ArmisteadMaupinAmerican writer.
 JimMelvinA former Lowe's appliance salesman.
 Chica A Chihuahua.
   Part Two
5  Amazon Town
 Mr.BrownLinda May's acquaintance.
 BillyOutlawOne of the campers.
 HeleneOutlawOne of the campers.
 LauraGrahamA CamperForce member who worked as a picker.
 MarkThiermanA Reno attorney.
 JenDergeOne of Linda's friends.
 AshHaagOne of Linda's friends.
 ChrisFarleyAmerican actor and comedian.
 Carl Linda's CamperForce's neighbor.
6  The Gathering Place
 KenKeseyAmerican novelist, essayist, and counter cultural figure.
 PaulWinerA bookstore owner.
 WilliamAlexanderGerman painter and television host. aka: Bill Alexander.
 IrisGoldenbergAn Amazon CamperForce worker.
 Madison A Shih Tzu.
 Pancho A lovebird.
 Kasper An African Grey parrot.
 MarthaSummerhayesA memoirist.
 HadjiAliEgyptian regurgitation performer.
 SharenPetersonOne of the nomads. aka: Chere.
 Skittles A dog.
 PhilipCushmanThe president of the local chamber of commerce.
 MikeHobbyA biker turned pastor.
 LindaHobbyMike's wife.
 LeonardScottA former gas station owner.
 CarolKelleyAn eighty-year-old widow who ran a food pantry.
 Barb A music teacher.
7  The Rubber Tramp Rendezvous
 JohnSteinbeckAmerican writer.
 KimyaDawsonAmerican musician.
 LesaNeSmithOne of the vandwellers.
 AlChristensenA former advertising art director.
 LoisMiddletonA sixty-two-year-old camper.
 LaVonneEllisA sixty-seven-year-old writer.
 GaryPardekooperThe park's human resource director.
 TrishHayA fifty-nine-years-old living in a Nissan Sentra.
 Valerie Linda May's younger daughter.
 AtliPommerA former transit bus driver.
 Donovan Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist.
 SameerAliOne of Linda's friends.
 Mr.PicoOne of Linda's friends.
 Wayne A painter.
 LoriHicksLinda's acquaintance.
 Russell Lori's son.
 Kaylee Lori's dog.
 William LeastHeat-MoonAmerican writer.
 EdwardAbbeyAmerican author and essayist.
 JonKrakauerAmerican writer and journalist.
 CherylStrayedAmerican memoirist, novelist, essayist and podcast host.
8  Halen
 JamesRortyAmerican radical writer and poet.
 RebeccaSolnitAuthor and essayist from United States.
 Halen Name of the van.
 ErnestHemingwayAmerican author and journalist.
 DaleMaharidgeAmerican author, journalist.
 Gizmo A Chihuahua.
 VincentMosemannSwankie's friend.
 KatValentinoOne of the vandwellers.
 MikeValentinoOne of the vandwellers.
 Alex Kat and Mike's son.
 Ronnie Alex's pet.
9  Some Unbeatable Experiences
 GretchenErbOne of the workers at American Crystal Sugar.
 BrianGoreOne of the workers at American Crystal Sugar.
 Dan A former Walmart truck driver.
 Alice Dan's wife.
 Keith A minister with ten children.
 Charlie A former mechanic for a copper mining concern.
 Ed A former motorcycle cop.
 Patricia Ed's wife. A former mail carrier.
 CharlieChaplinBritish comic actor and filmmaker.
   Part Three
10  The H Word
 Scout A puppy.
 PaulBowlesAmerican composer, writer, translator.
 OfficerNunezLaVonne's friend.
11  Homecoming
 Jordan Linda May's granddaughter.
 KurtVonnegutAmerican writer.
 KyndalDimonA cosmetologist
 CyndiLauperAmerican recording artist; singer, songwriter, actress and activist.
 DavidSwansonA former professional potter.
 Julio David's dog.
 Ron Iris' acquaintance.
 BeckyHillAn Isaiah 58 Project volunteer.
 PattiDiPinoA CamperForce worker.
 Sammy Patti's Chihuahua.
 GrumpyGringoOwned a taco stand in Quartzsite.
 PeterFoxA former driver in San Francisco.
 JohnPrineAmerican country singer/songwriter.
 MalvinaReynoldsAmerican folk singer.
 MichaelReynoldsA New Mexico architect.
 Wendy One of the nomads.
 Gary One of Linda's fellow camp host partner.
 RobertUribeOne who opened a coffee shop in Douglas.
 HarrodBlankA Berkeley filmmaker.
 JoaquinGuzmanA drug lord. aka: El Chapo.
 Lonnie Owner of Nalley's Pit Shop
 Lonnie Jr. Lonnie's son.
Nomadland suggested by Jacqueline Chorney