Characters - Alphabetical
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ShirleyArmstrongLiza's close friend.
RedArnettA policeman.
FlorryBanningPete's sister.
JacobBanningPete's father. Joel's grandfather.
JoelBanningPete's son.
JoshuaBanningPete's grandfather.
PeteBanningA war hero. The man who killed Dexter.
StellaBanningPete's daughter.
DarellBarneyFormerly Captain of Eleventh Infantry Brigade.
DexterBellThe reverend at Clanton Methodist Church. Deceased.
JackieBellDexter's wife.
Willie MaeBraggA convict.
LewisBreretonThe airforce commander during war.
Dr. FredBrileyA man who'd done the autopsy on the body of Dexter.
EarlCaldwellOwner of the car Chuck stole.
HardyCapleyA cub reporter.
PaulCarlinOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
LeonColliverPete's co-prisoner.
DougCranwellA ballistics expert.
VicDixonMildred's neighbor.
ErnieDowdleA man who works at the courthouse basement.
AlanDuboseA high-ranking official. Pete's colleague.
BurchDunlapJackie Bell's lawyer.
SlimFargasonA witness during Pete's trial. The county's chancery clerk.
WilliamFaulknerA man that Pete met at a cocktail party before the war.
JoelFisherOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
Mrs.FortenberryAn administrator at Building 41.
HomerGalaxPete's jail trusty.
GloriaGrangeA devout member of the Methodist church.
BernardGrangerA British hero from World War I.
HalGreenwodOwner of a county store.
NixGridleyThe town's sheriff.
MildredHighlanderJoel's friend. A widow who lived alone.
Dr.HilsabeckLiza's doctor.
PhilHobardA science teacher at Clanton High.
EwingKanePete's colleague.
NedKingThe American commander.
J.PLeatherwoodChuck's boss.
RoyLesterThe town's policeman.
JamesLindseyOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
DouglasMacArthurThe commander of the U.S. Force in the Philippines.
Mr.MagargelA funeral owner.
Mary AnnMaloufA girl that Joel met.
ChuckManleyPete's co-prisoner. An alleged car thief.
ErrolMcleishA lawyer. A man who owns Jackie's house.
CaptainMillerA soldier from Minnesota.
DelbertMooneyOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
SalMorenoAn Italian sergeant from Long Island.
MiltMuncieOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
AgnesMurphyThe Banning's neighbor.
Mr.NanceChuck's lawyer.
RafeOswaltThe county's judge.
JimParchmanThe first warden of the state prison.
BufordPavineThe Bannings's long-time foreman.
TickPoleyA part-time jailhouse guard.
Dr.PotterAn economics professor.
ChesterPurdueA church caretaker. Aka: Hop.
EdwinRamseyPete's platoon leader.
EdwinRamseyThe leader of the last cavalry charge at Morong. Pete's commander.
GingerReedStella's best friend.
PresidentRooseveltThe current U.S. President.
AbbottRumboldThe ancient dictator of Chancery Court.
AnthonyRusconiA major of the U.S. Army.
Liza S. BanningPete's wife.
Dr.SatterfieldAn economics expert.
JackShenaultA tupelo sidekick.
ClaudeSkinnerThe attorney at law. Dunlap's witness.
WilburStackA war veteran.
TyusSuttonOne of the jurors at Pete's trial.
Mr.SweeneyLiza's father.
Mrs.SweeneyLiza's mother.
ReedTaylorA lawyer.
JimmyThompsonThe new state executioner.
MilesTruittA district attorney. The chief prosecutor.
RobertTrumpettA soldier who was in charge of Twenty-Sixth.
MissTwylaFlorry's friend.
Mrs.VandaladinghamDexter's neighbor.
Clay WamplerPete's colleague and friend.
HelenWamplerClay's wife.
JohnWilbanksA prominent lawyer. Pete's friend.
RussellWilbanksJohn's brother.
WalterWillyThe bailey.
JackWilsonPete's colleague.
FieldingWrightThe governor.
Acevedo The man who helped Pete and Clay.
Amato A man who owned a forty-foot Filipino fishing rig.
Amos One of Mr. Pete's servants. Nineva's husband.
Beverly Liza's acquaintance.
Camacho A Filipino veteran. Amerinoof Pete's Filipino Army.
Carlyle An American commander.
Hirohito The Japanese emperor.
Jupe Amos and Nineva's grandson.
Jupiter Jupe's mother.
Mack Pete's blue tick hound.
Marietta Pete's cook.
Myra Jackie's source of gossip.
Nineva Pete's secretary.
Penrod The custodian.
Renaldo One of Pete's Filipino army.