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Character count :
There is currently 508 characters in the list...

Timeline :
1961, Summer:
Carol Gerber went to Camp Winiwinaia...

1966:
Pete Riley started at The University of Maine...

1966, October 1st:
The students of Chamberlain 3 started playing Hearts...

1966, December:
Stoke Jones had his fall...

1970:
Pete left the University...

Writers :
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CHARACTERS
Hearts in Atlantis
Low men in Yellow Coats
Hearts in Atlantis
Blind Willie
Why We're In Vietnam
Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling




Low men in Yellow Coats
Ted Brautigan moved into the apartment building where young Bobby Garfield lives and Ted and Bobby become close friends, much to the dislike of Bobby's mother Liz. As the story progresses, we find out that the Low Men in Yellow Coats are really Regulators from the Dark Tower, and they are after Ted, and are closing in fast! The Dark Tower link is quite strong, even mentioning Roland and his group in End-World, but it is not the Dark Tower that the story focuses on, but the growing up that Bobby does, and his realisation that life just isn't fair.

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Name: Description:

?, Cora

- Aunt of Carol Gerber who lived in Pennsylvania. Wife of Ray.

?, Dee

- Diablo gang member that Bobby Garfield first saw in the Corner Pocket, and he later saved Bobby from Other Diablo gang members after dark in Bridgeport.

?, Filo

- Diablo gang member that was going to shake down Bobby Garfield until stopped by Dee. Spoke about the Low Men in Yellow Coats and their cars.

?, Jack

- Character in Lord of the Flies.

?, Juan

- Diablo gang member that was going to shake down Bobby Garfield until stopped by Dee. Spoke about the Low Men in Yellow Coats and their cars.

?, Mickey

- Mickey and Sylvia sung "Love is Strange".

?, Morrie

- Friend of Bobby Garfield when he moved to Massachusetts.

?, Moso

- Diablo gang member that was going to shake down Bobby Garfield until stopped by Dee. Spoke about the Low Men in Yellow Coats and their cars.

?, Ralph

- Character in Lord of the Flies.

?, Ray

- Uncle of Carol Gerber who lived in Pennsylvania. Husband of Cora.

?, Sylvia

- Mickey and Sylvia sung "Love is Strange".

Adam

- Character in the bible.


Albini, Eddie


- Bocer that fought Tommy Haywood. 36 years old. Lost to Sugar Ray Masters in a TKO in his last fight. Won the fight when Haywood threw the fight in the 8th round.

Allen, Mel

- Radio cigarette salesman.

Anderson, John T.

- He stole a heap of shopping trollies, but was caught and arrested by Kirby Malloy in 1960.

Anka, Paul

- Singer heard on the Radio.

Arden, Dale

- Cartoon character.

Asimov, Isaac

- Writer of science fiction books. Real name of Paul French.

Aslop, Stewart

- Writer in the paper.

Attila the Hun

- Mentioned in passing.

Avery, Angela

- Friend of Carol Gerber.

Bardot, Brigitte

- Actress on a poster outside the Asher Empire.

Biderman, Donald

- Owner of Home Town Real Estate. Lover of Liz Garfield, but when they went on a trip away with Bill Cushman and Curtis Dean they bashed and raped her.

Bowser

- Dog owned by Mrs. O'Hara.

Brando, Marlin

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Brant, Rick

- Character in a book read by Bobby Garfield.

Brautigan, Theodore

- New tennant in the building where Bobby Garfield lived. Gave Bobby a copy of the book Lord of the Flies for his 11th birthday. He was watching for the Low Men in Yellow Coats who were searching for him. He hired Bobby to read for him, and look for signs of the Low Men. 66 Years old, and told Liz Garfield he worked as an accountant for the Office of the Comptroller, but he was really a Breaker, working for the Crimson King, and was eventually captured.

Breakers, The

- They work for the Crimson King to help break the beams. Ted Brautigan is one.

Brinkley, David

- Did the evening news on TV.

Burton, Mr.

- Ran a Newsstand beneath the railway overpass.

Calhoun, Haystack

- Wrestler mentioned in passing.

Calhoun, Myra

- Friend of Liz Garfield that offered her a job in Massachusetts. She used to work at Home Town Real Estate.

Cam

- One of The Regulators, or Low Men in Yellow Coats that captured Ted Brautigan.

Cannon, Freddy

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Carlson, Richard

- Movie hero mentioned in passing.

Champs, The

- Singers of a song played in the Pocket.

Clark, Dick

- On TV. Did a Stri-Dex add.

Conlan, Mrs.

- Neighbour of Bobby Garfield. She was about 75 Years old.

Coughlan, Mr.

- He drew a name out of the hat for a week at Camp Winiwinaia that was won by John Sullivan. He was bald.

Crimson King, The

- The ruler of the Dark Tower.

Cullen, Bill

- Host of The Price is Right.

Cushman, Bill

- Agent who worked with Don Biderman at the real estate. Went away for the weekend with Liz Garfield and helped beat her up.

Darin, Bobby

- Liked by Carol Gerber. On American Bandstand.

Dean, Curtis

- Agent who worked with Don Biderman at the real estate. Went away for the weekend with Liz Garfield and helped beat her up.

Dedham, Moira

- Friend of Rionda Hewson.

DeLois, ?

- Ex-Wife of Roy DeLois. Divorced.

DeLois, Roy

- Taxi Driver who took Bobby Garfield to Bridgeport after dark. Divorced.

Deschain, Roland

- Not mentioned by name, only as the Gunslinger, that is on his way to the Dark Tower. He was located at End-World.

Despegni, ?

- Owner of a local funeral parlor on Narraganset St, Bridgeport.

Donahue, Billy

- Went to school at St Gabe's school and was after Bobby Garfield.

Donald Duck

- Cartoon character.

Doolin, Harry

- Picked on Bobby Garfield and Carol Gerber. He hit Carol a number of times with his baseball bat. He was eventually beaten up by Bobby Garfield on 6 August 1960. Son of Mary Doolin.

Doolin, Mary

- Mother of Harry Doolin.

Doolin, Mr.

- Husband of Mary. Used to beat up people.

Doolittle, Dr.

- Mentioned in passing.

Dreiser, Theodore

- Author mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Drew, Nancy

- Author read by Bobby Garfield.

Earp, Wyatt

- TV Show character mentioned in passing.

Eddy, Dwayne

- On Rock and Roll show in Hartford.

Eisenhower, Dwight D.

- President in 1960.

Ekberg, Anita

- On the cover of life Magazine in June 1960.

Emerson, Ralph Waldo

- Studied at school by Bobby Garfield.

Evers, Mrs.

- Bobby Garfield's second grade teacher. Hated by Liz Garfield.

Fabian

- Mentioned in passing.

Files, Alanna

- Sister of Len. Knew Bobby Garfield's father and told him a bit about his father.

Files, Len

- Fat man who ran The Pocket billiard parlor and bar. Brother of Alanna Files.

Fitzgerald, Father

- Local priest mentioned by Rionda Hewson.

Ford, Whitey

- Baseball Player.

Frankenstien, Dr.

- Mentioned in passing.

French, Paul

- Pen name of Isaac Asimov who wrote about Lucky Starr.

Garfield, Elizabeth

- Mother of Bobby. She worked for Donald Biderman as a secretary after the death of her husband Randall. Married name of Elizabeth Penrose.

Garfield, Jack Merridew

- The second name Bobby Garfield gave when he was captured by the police after breaking into a store at 14. He got the Jack Merridew name from Lord on the Flies book.

Garfield, Ralph

- The first name Bobby Garfield gave when he was captured by the police after breaking into a store at 14.

Garfield, Randall

- Father of Bobby, and husband of Liz. He died of a heart attack at the age of 36, when Bobby was just 3 years old. Worked at Home Town Real Estate. Had red hair, but was going bald.

Garfield, Robert

- A red headed young boy that went to Harwich Elementary School. It is his story of life in the 60's. Son of Elizabeth and Randall Garfield.

Gerber, Anita

- Mother of Carol and Ian Gerber.

Gerber, Carol

- Blond friend of Bobby Garfield. Her father is in the Navy. Bobby's first girlfriend.

Gerber, Ian

- Younger brother of Carol Gerber.


Gerber, Mr.


- Father of Carol. Left the Navy with a disability pension, and divorced from Mrs. Gerber.

Ginger

- Imaginary pet mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Girardi, Arthur

- Grandfather of Jimmy Gerardi. Spoke to Ted Brautigan in The Pocket in Bridgeport. Still well connected.

Girardi, Jimmy

- Friend of Len Files. Grandson of Arthur Girardi.

Godlow, Mrs.

- Ticket Seller at the Asher Empire movie theatre. Called Mrs. Godzilla by the local children.

Golding, William

- Author who wrote Lord of the flies.

Goodis, David

- Novelist that came up with the saying "Down There" for seedy parts of a town.

Goodman, Benny

- Orchestra leadser mentioned in passing.

Goofy

- Cartoon character.

Gordon, Dr.

- The Garfields doctor.

Gordon, Flash

- Chartoon character.

Gorgeous George

- Wrestler mentioned in passing.

Gotrock, ?

- Ritch people.

Grandelle, Officer

- Bobby Garfields Juvenile Officer.

Gunslinger, The

- Known as Roland, but not mentioned by name. He is on his way to The Dark Tower.

Hammer, Mike

- TV Show character mentioned in passing.

Hardin, Ty

- Actor in Bronco.

Hardy, Frank

- One of the Hardy Boys in books.

Hardy, Joe

- One of the Hardy Boys in books.

Harriet

- Character in the Ozzie and Harriet show.

Harrington, Miss

- Worked at Harwich Public Library. Liz Garfield called her Miss Busybody.

Haywood, Tommy

- Boxer who fought Eddie Albini in June 1960. 23 Years Old, and was supposed to throw the fight in the 8th round.

Hazel, Witch

- Mentioned in passing.

Hewson, Mr.

- Father of Rionda. He called a strong Hunch a "Winkle".

Hewson, Rionda

- Fat friend of Mrs Gerber that saved Carol Gerber and Bobby Garfield from being beaten by Richie O'Mera and his friends. Drove a 1954 Studebaker.

Hood, Robin

- Mentioned in passing.

Hope, Bob

- Entertainer mentioned in passing.

Huntley, Chet

- Did the evening news on TV.

Hurley, Mr.

- Assistant Principal at Danvers Elementary School. Slapped Bobby Garfield for being insolent.

Jesus

- Character in the bible.

Johansson, Ingermain

- "The Sweedish Heavyweight".

Johnson, Dr. Samuel

- Mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Jonson, Ben

- Quoted by Ted Brautigan. English.

Karloff, Boris

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Kelton, Mrs.

- Librarian at Harwich Public Library, and friend of Liz Garfield.

Kennedy, John F.

- Presidential candidate in 1960.

Killgallen, ?

- Lived on the second floor in the apartment building where Bobby Garfield lived in 1960.

Kleindienst, Irving

- Manager of Tommy Haywood. Known to fix fights.

Kubek, Tony

- Baseball Player.

Lebel, Tina

- Friend of Carol Gerber. Born in June.

Library Police, The

- Mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Lone Ranger, The

- Mentioned in passing.

Loving, Yvonne

- Friend of Carol Gerber.

Low Men in Yellow Coats, The

- These are Regulators, The from The Dark Tower. They serve the Crimson King, and were out to capture Ted Brautigan and return him to The Dark Tower.

Magdalene, Mary

- Character in the bible.

Malloy, Kirby

- Harwich Police Officer who found John Anderson's shopping trolley collection and arrested him.

Mamasan

- Old woman in Dong Ha Provence, Vietnam.

Mantle, Mickey

- Baseball Played mentioned in passing.

Marx, Groucho

- John Sullivan tried to imitate him.

Mason, Perry

- In one of the 2 books borrowed by Bobby Garfield.

Masters, Sugar Boy

- Fighter. Beat Eddie Albini by TKO in Albini's last fight.

McGavin, Darren

- Actor in Mike Hammer.

McGuire, Dorothy

- Actress in a movie "The dark at the top of the stairs".

McPhatter, Clyde

- On Rock and Roll show in Hartford.

McQuown, Herb

- Monte man at Savin Rock. He was beaten out of 90 cents by Bobby Garfield in 1960. He wore a bowler hat.

Merridew, Jack

- Character in the Lord of the flies.

Mickey Mouse

- Cartoon character.

Montelone, Mr.

- Landlord where Bobby Garfield lived.

Moore, Clayton

- Actor that played the Lone Ranger. Bobby Garfield had a signed picture on his wall.

Murphy, Audie

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Nelson, Ricky

- Character in the Ozzie and Harriet show.

Nixon, Richard

- President of the USA.

O'Hara, Mrs.

- Owner of a dog called Bowser in Colony St, near Bobby Garfield's house.

Olmquist, Ronnie

- Went to the camp with John Sullivan, and became his friend.

O'Mera, Richie

- Picked on Bobby Garfield and Carol Gerber.

Ozzie

- Character in the Ozzie and Harriet show.

Pasternak, Boris

- Quoted by Ted Brautigan. Russian.

Patterson, Floyd

- Presidential candidate in 1960.

Payne, John

- Actor in a movie seen by Bobby Garfield and John Sullivan.

Penrose, Elizabeth

- Maiden name of Elizabeth Garfield.

Pete

- 14 year old Collie that was just put down. Owned by Roy DeLois.

Phil

- 7 year old Welsh Corgi missing. Mentioned on a sign in Commonwealth Park. Owned by the Sagamore family, 745 Highgate Ave.

Piggy

- Character in Lord of the Flies.

Platters, The

- Band in the 1960's.

Poe, Edgar Allan

- Poet mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Pratt, Bill

- Played baseball with Bobby Garfield in June 1960.

Presley, Elvis

- Singer liked by Ted Brautigan.

Prosky, ?

- Lived on the second floor in the apartment building where Bobby Garfield lived.

Queen, Ellery

- Author read by Bobby Garfield.

Raymer, George

- Local police officer in Harwich in 1960.

Regulators, The

- These are Regulators, The from Dark Tower, The, and also called the Low men in Yellow Coats. They serve the Crimson King, and were out to capture Ted Brautigan and return him to The Dark Tower. They were not human.

Richard, Little

- Singer on the jukebox at the Corner Pocket.

Rivers, Denny

- Friend of Bobby Garfield. Owned a balsa glider.

Rivers, Mrs.

- Teacher of Bobby Garfield at Danvers Elementary School. Asked to see Liz Garfield.

Robby the Robot

- Character in Forbidden Planet.

Rodan

- Monster in the movies.

Ruth, Babe

- Baseball player mentioned in passing.

Rydell, Bobby

- Mentioned in passing.

Sagamore, ?

- Family that owns Phil the dog. They do not exist.

Sanders, George

- Hero in the movie "Villiage of the Damned".

Scott, Raldolph

- Movie hero mentioned in passing.

Shakespere, William

- Mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Shaw, Harry

- Played baseball with Bobby Garfield in June 1960.

Shearman, Willie

- A boy mentioned by Carol Gerber who was nice to her when he was alone. Went to St Gabriel the Steadfast's school, and beat up Carol, and threatened Bobby Garfield. Had Dark Red Hair.

Sidley, ?

- Daughter of Miss Sidley.

Sidley, Miss

- Used to live in the apartment that Ted Brautigan moved into. She had a stroke and moved in with her daughter.

Sigsby, Dianne

- Twin daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sigsby. Sister of Dina.

Sigsby, Dina

- Twin daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Sigsby. Sister of Dianne.

Sigsby, Mr.

- Father of Dina & Dianne.

Sigsby, Mrs.

- Mother of twins Dina & Dianne on Asher Ave.

Simak, Clifford D.

- Author of Ring around the Sun - a book about the idea of parallel worlds.

Skowron, Moose

- Baseball Player.

Spicer, ?

- Owner of Spicers Store.

Stafford, Jo

- Singer liked by Randall Garfield.

Starr, Lucky

- Character in Paul French novel.

Steele, Karen

- Actor in a movie seen by Bobby Garfield and John Sullivan.

Steinbeck, ?

- Writer who's book was given to Bobby Garfirld by Ted Brautigan.

Sullivan, ?

- Older brother of John Sullivan.

Sullivan, Ed

- TV Show host.

Sullivan, George

- Oldest brother of John Sullivan at 20 years old.

Sullivan, John L.

- Friend of Bobby Garfield. Black hair, green eyes. Took Trombone Lessons. He won a week away to Camp Winiwinaia in the 1960 Summer holidays.

Sullivan, Mrs.

- Mother of John Sullivan. Worked for the Tip-Top bakery in Harwich.

Sullivan, Ralph

- Ralph Sullivan was the name that Bobby Garfield went to school as in a daydream.

Sweeney, Apeneck

- Mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Swift, Tom

- Character in a book read by Bobby Garfield.

Taylor, Elizabeth

- Mentioned in passing.

Terrell, ?

- Coach of the Wolves baseball team with Bobby Garfield.

Tracy, Dick

- Cartoon character.

Tripps, Peter

- Does countdown on the radio.

Trixie

- Imaginary pet mentioned by Ted Brautigan.

Trueman, Harry

- President when Randall Garfield died.

Utterson, Francis

- Friend of Bobby Garfield. "Soft Headed", Buck toothed, and rode a scooter all the time.

Wayne, John

- Actor liked by Bobby Garfield.

Wells, H. G.

- Author of the Time Machine.

Wendell, Duke

- Went to the camp with John Sullivan, and became his friend.

Wills, Maury

- Dodgers player mentioned in passing.

Winchell, Walter

- Writer in the paper. A gossip.

Winslow, Don

- Character in Childrens books.

Wyndham, John

- Author of the Midwich Cukoo's that was made into the movie "Villiage of the Damned".

Wynn, Keenan

- On a TV Add for Camel cigarettes.

Yearman, Charlie

- Janitor at Harwich Elementary School in 1960.


Hearts in Atlantis
Peter Riley, a college freshman becomes slowly addicted to the game of Hearts played in his 3rd floor Dormatory in the University of Maine. One after another, the students find themselves falling behind in their work, but the Hearts game is their only true joy in life.
Peter watches his friends fail, his girlfriend leave, and the war escilating in Vietnam, and realizes that failure in his courses may well mean he is sent into the war he does not believe in.
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Name: Description:

? And the Mysterians

- Sung a popular song "96 Tears".

?, Cindy

- Girlfriend of Nathan Hoppenstand. A Senior at Wilson Consolidated High School, who eventually married him.

?, Esther

- Tutored in calculus by Carol Gerber for $6/hour. Hopeless and whiney.

Anderson, Colonel

- His University of Maine Intro to military history class was mentioned.

Anka, Paul

- Singer mentioned by Stanley Kirk.

Astaire, Fred

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Aubert, Becka

- Girlfriend of Tom Huckabee. Lived in Franklin Dorm.

Auster, Kenny

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. He left the University with no warning.

Babcock, Mr.

- Peter Riley's English lecturer.

Bardot, Bridget

- Actress mentioned in passing.

Barnum, P. T.

- Mentioned in passing.

Beatles, The

- Band mentioned in passing.

Berry, Chuck

- Singer on the radio.

Blutarski, Bluto

- Stokley Jones was said to have a Bluto Blutarski upper half.

Bogart, Humphrey

- Peter Riley had a poster of him over his bed.

Boone, Daniel

- Mentioned in passing.

Brautigan, Theodore

- Helped when Carol Gerber was beat up as a child. He lived upstairs from Bobby Garfield.

Brennan, ?

- Older Brother of Hugh. In the Navy.

Brennan, Hugh

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Flunked Uni. He invented the Match points for the Hearts game.

Brennan, Mrs.

- Mother of Hugh.

Brundage, Harvey

- Helped tutor Skip Kirk in Anthropology.

Cadbury, Dr.

- University of Maine doctor.

Cannon, Freddy

- Singer on the radio.

Carbury, Dr.

- Tended to Stokely Jones after his fall on the ice.

Cartwright, Pa

- Character in the TV show "Bonanza".

Clark, Petula

- Mentioned in passing.

Clark, Ramsey

- Mentioned in passing.

Crockett, Davy

- Mentioned in passing.

Crosby, Bing

- Entertainter mentioned in passing.

Cumberlands, The

- University of Maine Band playing at the dance in October 1966.

Dark, Alvin

- Baseball Player.

Dave Clark Five

- Band liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Dearborn, David

- Floor Proctor on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. From Falmouth. He was hated by a lot of the boys in Chamberlain Hall, and did not play Hearts.

Dearborn, Mr.

- Father of David that served in France and Germany

DeLucca, Mrs.

- Mother of Tony. She created a sampler that hung in the 3rd floor lounge at Chamberlain Hall. It simply read "2.5".

DeLucca, Tony

- Student at the University of Maine on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Diamond, Neil

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Dickins, Charles

- Author mentioned in passing.

Diem, President

- Died in 1954. Mentioned in passing.

Disraeli, Benjamin

- Peter Riley thought of a quote from him regarding "Blue Balls".

Doolin, Harry

- He was one of the 3 that beat up Carol Gerber as a child in 1960.

Doors, The

- Band mentioned in passing.

Doria, Lennie

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. He asked Peter Riley to write a paper for him.

Dovells, The

- Band on the radio.

Duck, Donald

- Cartoon character mentioned in passing.

Dylan, Bob

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Eastwood, Clint

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Ebersole, Charles

- University of Maine disciplinary Officer.

Echolls, Randy

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall but flunked Uni. One of the inventers of the Match points for Hearts. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Fontana, Wayne

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Four Seasons, The

- Band on the radio.

Frady, Jack

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Quit statistics classes because of slipping grades but left for Chadbourne Hall because of the Hearts game. Roommate of Steve Ogg.

Frampton, Peter

- Mentioned in passing.

Fudd, Elmer

- Cartoon character mentioned in passing.

Garbo, Greta

- Actress mentioned in passing.

Garfield, Bobby

- First boyfriend of Carol Gerber.

Garfield, Elizabeth

- Mother of Bobby. Not mentioned by name.

Garretsen, Sven

- Dean of Men in the University of Maine.

Gerber, Anita

- Mother of Carol Gerber. She started drinking, and Carol dropped out of Uni to help her.

Gerber, Carol

- She was a student of the University of Maine on Franklin Hall's second floor. Girlfriend of John Sullivan, but dropped him to go out with Peter Riley who she worked with at Holyoke. Went to anti-war protests. They eventually became lovers before she left to take care of her mother.

Gerber, Ian

- Brother of Carol Gerber.

Gerber, Mr.

- Father of Carol. Left the Navy with a disability pension, and divorced from Mrs. Gerber.

Gerry and the Pacemakers

- Band liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Gilman, George

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine.

God

- Mentioned in passing.

Goldberg, Arthur

- American representative on the UN council.

Golding, William

- Author of Lord of the Flies, a book given to Peter Riley by Carol Gerber.

Haggard, Merle

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Herman's Hermits

- Band mentioned in passing.

Hewson, Mrs.

- Mother of Rionda Hewson.

Hewson, Rionda

- Friend of Mrs. Gerber.

Hope, Bob

- Entertainer that toured the troups in Vietnam.

Hoppenstand, ?

- One of Three children of Cindy and Nathan Hoppenstand.

Hoppenstand, ?

- One of Three children of Cindy and Nathan Hoppenstand.

Hoppenstand, ?

- One of Three children of Cindy and Nathan Hoppenstand.

Hoppenstand, Cindy

- Wife of Nathan.

Hoppenstand, Mrs.

- Mother of Nathan Hoppenstand.

Hoppenstand, Nathan

- Roommate of Peter Riley on Chamberlain Hall's 3rd floor. Religeous boy that was studying Pre-Dent, and eventually became a dentist with a practice in Houlton. Married to Cindy. Did not play Hearts.

Huckabee, Tom

- He was at the University of Maine in the King Dorm. Boyfriend of Becka Aubert. He found the spray painting on the wall at the University, that was done by Stokely Jones.

Humphrey, Hubert

- Vice President of the USA.

Huston, John

- Directed the movie "The Maltese Falcon".

Jack the Ripper

- Mentioned in passing.

Jackson, Wanda

- Singer on the radio.

Jalbert, ?

- Husband of Annmarie Jalbert.

Jalbert, Annmarie

- Married name of Annmarie Soucie.

Johnson, Lyndon B.

- President of the USA.

Jones, ?

- Older Sister of Stokely Jones. Killed in a car accident.

Jones, Mr.

- Father of Stokely Jones. Killed in a car accident.

Jones, Mrs.

- Mother of Stokely Jones. Killed in a car accident.

Jones, Stokely III

- Crippled Student at the University of Maine on Chamberlain Hall's 3rd floor. Injured in a car accident in about 1962 that killed his parents and older sister, and eventually became an activist lawyer. He did not play hearts. Did not return to Uni in 1967, mainly because of his illness made worse from falling in the snow.

Joseph

- Character in the Bible

King, Martin Luther

- Rights activist mentioned in passing.

Kirk, Mr.

- Father of Stanley Kirk. Died of ulcers.

Kirk, Mrs.

- Wife of Skip Kirk. Rung Peter Riley after Skip had a mild Heart Attack.

Kirk, Stanley

- Student in Chamberlain Hall's 3rd floor. Good friend of Peter Riley who eventually became a successful artist. Room mate of Brad Witherspoon. He had potential to be a great baseball player.

Ky, Nguyen Cao

- South Vietnam Prime Minister.

Landon, Michael

- Actor who died.

Lang, Penny

- Friend of Carol Gerber.

Leitch, Donovan

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Lessard, George

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall but left for Chadbourne Hall because of the Hearts game.

Lombardi, Vince

- Mentioned in passing.

Lopez, Trini

- Mentioned in passing.

Lorrne, Peter

- Actor in the movie "The Maltese Falcon".

Malenfant, Mrs.

- Mother of Ronnie.

Malenfant, Ron

- Foul mouthed student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall that eventually committed suicide. Grew up on Lisbon Street, Lewiston. He went to war in Vietnam after dropping out of Uni. Sent a card in March 1967 to Chamberlain Hall.

Marchant, Billy

- Student living in Chamberlain Hall.

Margeaux, Barry

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. He got the Derry news delivered. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Marshall, John

- Mentioned on the radio.

Martin, Dean

- Singer liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Mary

- Character in the Bible.

Mason, Perry

- TV Detective.

McClendon, Kirby

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. He was 6ft 7", and left the University after a failed suicide attempt involving baby asprin in November 1966.

McClendon, Mr.

- Father of Kirby McClendon.

McClendon, Mrs.

- Mother of Kirby McClendon.

McGinnis, Lorlie

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine. Partner of Nathan Hoppenstand in Botany Lab.

McGoohan, Patrick

- Actor in "The Prisoner".

McNamara, Mr.

- Mentioned in passing.

McPhail, Hunter

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine.

Mezensik, Mr.

- Teacher of Peter Riley.

Miller, Mitch

- Singer liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Mineo, Sal

- Actor in "Tonka".

Morin, Kerry

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine.

Newman, Alfred E.

- From MAD magazine.

Nixon, Richard

- President of the USA.

Ochs, Phil

- Folk Singer that was liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

O'Connor, Flannery

- Writer being studied by Carol Gerber.

Ogg, Steve

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall but left for Chadbourne Hall because of the Hearts game. Roommate of Jack Frady.

O'Mera, Richie

- Not mentioned by name, but he was one of the 3 that beat up Carol Gerber as a child in 1960.

Orbison, Roy

- Singer.

Pan, Peter

- Mentioned in passing.

Parmeleau, Frank

- Owner of Franks Fountain in Gates Falls.

Platters, The

- Band on the radio.

Prouty, ?

- Father of Nicholas. Lobsterman.

Prouty, Nicholas

- Freshman on Chamberlain Hall's 3rd floor. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Randle, ?

- Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of Maine.

Renee, Diane

- Singer liked by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Reynolds, Burt

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Rice, Ashley

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Flunked Uni playing hearts. Had bad acne.

Richard, Little

- Singer on the radio.

Riley, ?

- Daughter of Peter, mentioned in passing. The story is set in 1966, but is written almost 30 years later after Peter Riley had married and had children.

Riley, David

- Brother of Peter. Accountant of a hamburger chain. Married to Katie Riley. 6 years older than Peter.

Riley, Katie

- Wife of David Riley.

Riley, Mr.

- Father of Peter. He worked at Gates Falls Mills and Weaving for 20 years until he fell while at work, and lost his sight. He was in a coma for 19 days.

Riley, Mrs.

- Mother of Peter Riley. She gave him $300 to help with tutoring once he got behind in his courses. Died of Pancreatic Cancer.

Riley, Peter

- The main character of the story. It is his fight between the love of his girlfriend and the love of playing the card game of Hearts. He wanted to be a writer, and was dating Annemaree Soucie and then Carol Gerber. He was the room mate of Nathan Hoppenstand, in room 302 of Chamberlain Hall's 3rd floor.

Rinty

- Dog owned by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Rockwell, Norman

- Artist mentioned in passing.

Rolling Stones, The

- Band mentioned in passing.

Royal Teens, The

- Band on the radio.

Russell, Bertrand

- The "inventor" of the peace sign. It is actually a combination of the semiphore letters N and D, standing for Nuclear Disarmament.

Satan

- Mentioned in passing.

Scott, Jack

- Singer on the radio.

Sexton, Libby

- Studied with Carol Gerber.

Shadwick, Bill

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine.

Shakespere, William

- Author mentioned in passing.

Shearman, Willie

- Stole Bobby Garfields glove after he and 2 others beat up Carol Gerber. He was the only one that apologised for beating her up in 1960.

Simpson, O. J.

- Man on trial.

Snyder, Gary

- Poet mentioned in passing.

Soucie, Annmarie

- Girlfriend of Peter Riley, and his senior prom date in April 1966, until he met Carol Gerber. She lived in Gates Falls. Maiden name of Annemarie Jalbert.

Spade, Sam

- Character in the movie "The Maltese Falcon".

Stalin, Joseph

- Mentioned in passing.

Stevens, Stella

- Name on a record owned by Nathan Hoppenstand.

Stewart, Martha

- Mentioned in passing.

StPierre, Mark

- He lost $20 playing Hearts, and had a sleepwalking episode soon after. Lived on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Struttenheimer, Marjorie

- The Franklin dorm 2nd floor Proctor. In 1969 became the founder and president of the Christians for College America (CCA).

Stuart, Frank

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall and kept loosing at Hearts. He left university and went to work as a caretaker for some cabins near his mother. He was the first to leave, on October 25, 1966.

Stuart, Mrs.

- Mother of Frank Stuart.

Sullivan, Ed

- TV Show Host.

Sullivan, John

- Boyfriend of Carol Gerber until she met Peter Riley. He was intent on joining the army and going to Vietnam when he finished school in June 1967.

Swidrowski, Harry

- He was in a political demonstration that was photographed in the Derry News. Student of the University of Maine. He had bad breath.

Thant, Secretary General U.

- In the UN discussing the war in Vietnam.

Twiller, Harvey

- Student on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Westmoreland, William

- General on the cover of Newsweek.

White, Andy

- At the university of maine. Flunked his classes and left.

Williams, Ted

- Baseball Player.

Wilson, Jacky

- Singer on the radio.

Winkin, John

- University of Maine Baseball coach.

Witherspoon, Brad

- Friend of Peter Riley at the University of Maine on the 3rd floor of Chamberlain Hall. He also washed dishes at Holyoke. He was the first to get a Disciplinary Procedure against him for fighting over the game of hearts. He was the roommate of Stankey Kirk. Did not return to Uni in 1967.

Youngbloods, The

- A band played in the 1969 anti-war protests.


Blind Willie
William Shearman and his friends beat up Carol Gerber as children. In a way, acting as the Blind Willie Garfield, he is punishing himself for the things he has done in his life. Starting out as the suit-wearing Bill Shearman, he transforms himself into a blind beggar that rakes in up to $3,000 each day from passers by.

This is a rewritten story, updated from it's initial printing in Anaetus and the later reprint in King's Six Stories. The characters are more complete, and the stories ending is more in line with the rest of King's works.
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?, Ed

- Rang Midtown Heating and Cooling about their add in the Nylex Yellow Pages. His return number was 1-800-555-1000.

Allen, Mr.

- Visiting Sharon and Bill for christmas on 17th of December, 1983.

Allen, Mrs.

- Visiting Sharon and Bill for christmas on 17th of December, 1983.

Brissum, Bob

- Commanding Officer of Delta Company in Vietnam.

Cratchit, Bob

- Mentioned in passing.

Dark, Alvin

- Baseball Player.

Dieffenbaker, ?

- Lietutennant in Vietnam.

Donahue, Sharon Anne

- Maiden name of Sharon Shearman. Went to St Gabriels the Steadfast Secondayr Parochial School in Harwich. Finished in 1964.

Doolin, Harry

- Friend of William Shearman in Vietnam. He helped William beat up Carol Gerber as a young child.

Doors, The

- Band mentioned in passing.

Dubray, Mr.

- Visiting Sharon and Bill for christmas on 17th of December, 1983.

Dubray, Mrs.

- Visiting Sharon and Bill for christmas on 17th of December, 1983.

Fiegler, Raymond

- Head of the Militant Students for Peace. Seen at the location of a bomb blast in Danbury shortly before the bomb exploded in Summer of 1970.

Fonda, Peter

- Actor mentioned in passing.

Ford, Gerald

- President of the USA.

Garfield, ?

- Son of William Garfield. He is 15, and goes to a parochial school. He does not really exist.

Garfield, Robert

- Boyfriend of Carol Gerber as children, and the glove Blind Willie uses to beg with was stolen by William Shearman from him.

Garfield, William J.

- Blind Willie is actually the 3rd part of the transformation of Bill Shearman to William Shearman to Blind Willie Garfield. He is a returned Vietnam vet that is blind and has a son in school. He earns up to $3,000 each day from begging on Fifth Avenue. Served in Dong Ha, Quang Tri, Thua Thien, Tam Boi and A Shau.

Gerber, Anita

- Mother of Carol and Ian Gerber.

Gerber, Carol

- Militant Student for Peace member that was beaten up as a child by Shearman, Doolin and O'Meara. Seen at the location of a bomb blast in Danbury shortly before the bomb exploded in Summer of 1970.

Gerber, Ian

- Brother of Carol Gerber.

Gerber, Mr.

- Father of Carol and Ian Gerber.

God

- Mentioned in passing.

Golden, Charlie

- Member of the Militant Students for Peace. Died in October 1971 in a shootout on Benefit Street, Los Angeles.

Haman, ?

- Mentioned in passing.

Hanratty, Eric

- Police officer that used to be bribed by Blind Willie. Started paying him $125, and finished with $200 per month when he retired in 1978 and Jasper Wheelock took over.

Jesus

- Mentioned in passing.

Johnson, Lyndon B.

- Former USA President mentioned in passing.

Malenfant, Ron

- Was in Delta Company in Vietnam with William Shearman. Playes hearts, and had a bad dose of Acne.

McBride, John

- Member of the Militant Students for Peace. Husband of Sally McBride. Died in October 1971 in a shootout on Benefit Street, Los Angeles.

McBride, Sally

- Member of the Militant Students for Peace. Wife of John McBride. Died in October 1971 in a shootout on Benefit Street, Los Angeles.

O'Meara, Richie

- Friend of William Shearman in Vietnam. Helped beat up Carol Gerber as a child.

Pagano, Dick

- In Delta company two-two in Vietnam with William Shearman.

Raymer, George

- Police officer in Harwich when William Shearman was a child.

Reagan, Ronald

- President of the USA.

Rockwell, Norman

- Painter mentioned in passing.

Ross, Diana

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Santa Claus

- There are a lot of people dressed as Santa in the weeks before Christmas.

Shearman, ?

- William Shearman, according to the people on the 5th floor of the building where William Shearman has his offices, has 2 children - Sarah, and an unnamed child.

Shearman, Carol

- The fake name of Bills wife. The other staff in the building think this is his wife's name.

Shearman, Mrs.

- Mother of William Shearman and wife of Pat Shearman.

Shearman, Pat

- Father of William Shearman. He used to beat his wife and son.

Shearman, Sarah

- Fake name of bills 8 year old daughter.

Shearman, Sharon Anne

- Wife of Bill. Married name of Sharon Donahue.

Shearman, William Robert

- Husband of Sharon. Bill works for Western States Land Analysis, but when he becomes William Shearman, he works for Midtown Heating and cooling. Neither company actually does anything, as they are a front for his disguise as Blind Willie Garfield. Born 4/1/1946. He helped beat up Carol Gerber as a child and stole the baseball mit from Bobby Garfield and uses it to help begging.

Shelf, Andrew

- Colonel above Bob Brissum in Vietnam.

Slocum, Sly

- A man William Shearman knew in Vietnam.

Slocum, William

- Another murdering alter-ego of William Shearman based on Sly Slocum, and will possibly murder officer Jasper Wheelock.

Stuart, Paul

- Clothes Designer.

Sullivan, John

- William Shearman saved his life in 1970 in Vietnam, but knew him from when they were children.

Wheelock, Jasper

- Police officer that is paid $300/month to allow Blind Willie Garfield to beg on Fifth Avenue. He thinks Blind Willie is faking his sight loss, and is asking for $400 per month starting January 1984.

Williams, Andy

- Singer mentioned in passing.

Williamson, Ralph

- Accountant at Garowicz Financial Planning, on the 6th floor of the office that William Shearman has his office. Big man.


Why We're In Vietnam
John Sullivan lives in his personal hell. Bracketed by his memories of the war in Vietnam, he makes his way through life, eventually becomming a moderately successful car salesman, although he can never shake the image of an old woman that was murdered during the war. Eventually he accepts the images he sees, and in an unusual occurance at the conclusion of this section, he embraces the old woman, with unusual consequences.
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Ackerman, William

- Singer.

Bardot, Bridget

- Actress.

Barnes, Jake

- Possibly a character in a book.

Brannigan, Andy

- In Vietnam. Saw Ronnie Malinfant after the war. Now a member of A.A. since giving up drinking.

Brautigan, Ted

- Lived upstairs from Bobby Garfield.

Calley, William

- In Vietnam.

Carey, Mariah

- Singer.

Charlton, Mary Theresa

- Latest girlfriend of Diffenbaker.

Clemson, Ralph

- He went nuts in Vietnam and was shot by Sly Slocum.

Conlan, Mrs.

- Woman who loved her flowers when John Sullivan was a child.

Conroy, ?

- Psyciatrist of John Sullivan after he returned from Vietnam.

Dieffenbaker, ?

- In vietnam. Spoke to John Sullivan at the funeral of Dick Pagano. A computer Salesman.

Durgin, ?

- In Vietnam.

Dylan, Bob

- Singer.

Fowler, ?

- In Vietnam.

Garfield, Robert

- Childhood friend of John Sullivan.

Gerber, Carol

- A friend of John Sullivan's as a child.

Godlow, Mrs.

- Ticket woman at the Asher Empire.

Hackermeyer, Andy

- In Vietnam.

Hexley, ?

- In vietnam with John Sullivan.

Hope, Bob

- Entertainer.

Landon, Michael

- Actor that died of cancer.

Linkletter, Art

- Mentioned in passing.

Loveless, Patty

- Singer.

Malenfant, Ron

- In Vietnam. He murdered an innocent woman during the War.

Mamasan

- The vietnamese woman that haunts John Sullivan after he returns from Vietnam.

Medina, ?

- In Vietnam.

Mims, ?

- Accidentally shot a little boy in the leg in Vietnam.

Mossberg, Arnie

- Car dealer on the West Side of LA where John Sullivan parked his car.

Oliver, Norman

- From the First Connecticut Bank and Trust.

Packer, ?

- Lieutennant that died after being shot in the face in Vietnam.

Pagano, Dick

- Died of Pancreatic Cancer. He was in Vietnam.

Pagano, Mrs.

- Mother or wife of Dick Pagano at the funeral.

Peasley, Frank

- In Vietnam.

Peasley, Mrs.

- Wife of Frank. John Sullivan woke up next to her at a party.

Phail, Liz

- Singer.

Robinson, Smokey

- Singer.

Sedaka, Neil

- Singer.

Shearman, William

- 1st Lieutennant that saved the life of John Sullivan.

Slocum, Sly

- In vietnam, and shot and mudered Ralph Clemson. A big black man who hated harmonica music. Killed himself in 1986 in a car accident.

Strait, George

- Singer.

Sullivan, John

- Badly injured in Vietnam and saved by William Shearman. He was the first lover of Carol Gerber, and now a Gold Star Chevrolet dealer. Died of a heart attack after returning from Dick Pagano's funeral.

Summer, Donna

- Singer.

Sweetser, Mrs.

- John Sullivans 4th grade teacher.

Wollenski, ?

- Died in Vietnam when shot in the throat.


Heavenly Shades of Night are Falling
Written more as a conclusion to the 4 earlier stories, it brings together Bobby Garfield and his childhood girlfriend Carol Gerber almost 40 years after the story starts, but also confirms that this is indeed a Stephen King story, with a gentle link to the Dark Tower yet again.
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Brautigan, Ted

- A breaker that was remembered from Bobby Garfield's childhood.

Burton, Mr.

- Used to run a newsstand when Bobby Garfield was a child.

Dark, Alvin

- Baseball Player.

Doolin, Harry

- Helped beat up Carol Gerber as a child.

Garfield, Robert

- He went to the funeral of John Sullivan's where he was given a package containing his childhood baseball glove found on John Sullivan's hand when he died.

Gerber, Carol

- Childhood girlfriend of Bobby Garfield. She was presumed dead in Benefit St, L.A. but did not die, instead she changed her name to Denise Schoonover and started over.

Gerber, Anita

- Mother of Carol.

Gilmer, Jimmy

- Singer.

Gotrock, ?

- Ritch family.

Hewson, Rionda

- Friend of Anita Gerber.

Kennedy, John F.

- Murdered President.

Lennon, John

- Murdered.

McPhatter, Clyde

- Singer.

McQuown, Herb

- The Monte man that was beat by Bobby Garfiend at Savin Roch when he was a child.

Oliver, Norman

- John Sullivan's banker.

Shearman, Willie

- He stole Bobby Garfield's glove as a child.

Shondell, Troy

- Mentioned in passing.

Sigsby, Dianne

- One of the Sigsby Twins when Bobby Garfield was a child. Sister of Dina.

Sigsby, Dina

- One of the Sigsby Twins when Bobby Garfield was a child. Sister of Dianne.

Smith, Huey

- Singer.

Stafford, Jo

- Singer.

Sullivan, John

- He died of a heart attack on the way home from Dick Pagano's funeral.


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