Cast of characters
In order of appearance
Tanya Audette, a young girl who lives in Boston.
Sophie Audette, her mother.
Zachary Pearlman, Boston shop proprietor and owner of Fluffy, a French poodle.
Billy McAllister, a young boy who lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
Jessica McAllister, his older sister.
Mary Lambert McAllister, their mother.
The Rev. John Lambert S.J., “Uncle Jack,” Mary’s brother.
Alice McKay Lambert, “Grammy,” Mary and Fr. Jack’s mother, of Blue Hill, Maine.
George Linwood Lambert, “Grampa,” Alice’s late husband and father of Mary and Jack.
Mr. Hawthorne, a mortician.
Amanda Leroux, a social worker at the homeless center Fr. Jack runs in Boston.
Stephen McAllister, Mary’s estranged husband and the father of her children.
Geoff Washington, Billy’s best friend.
Paul “Angel” Iannotti, 14, a school dropout and bully.
Ordo, leader of the Priscillas, the good species in a distant galaxy.
Alex Borkowski, Billy's and Geoff’s second-best friend.
Crimson Vanner, a drug addict and dealer.
Z-DA, last of the Lepros, an evil species in a distant galaxy.
Juan Sierra, a property owner in Providence, R.I.
Rudolph Howe Sr. and Jr., lawyers in Providence, R.I.
Mrs. Bartholomew, father of a boy burned in an amusement-park fire.
Lt. Perry Callahan, a Providence the police detective.
Amanda Leroux’s mother, an elderly woman who lives on Massachusetts’ North Shore.
Erica Han, a reporter with the Bangor Daily News.
Charlie Moonlight, a Native American spiritual leader.