NEAL RAFTERY - a subsistence fisherman, 38. Powerful, charismatic, rage shielding warmth, deeply needy.
JACK RAFTERY - his brother, 30. Quick, light, irrepressible, a dodger, strength on reserve.
EDRA STONE - Jack's fiancee, 33. Earthy, worn, pragmatic, doesn't miss trick.
JACQUELINE "JAKE" ROBBINS - 24. Vibrant, energetic, wide open, self-efficacy eager to please, stronger than she knows.
LAUREL SIERRA MILLIS - 14, smart, sacracastic and very deeply bruised. Tries to cover her needs with an angry toughness. Can't.
DICK and GUS - good ole boys, any age.
OSIE OLSEN - a hearty ex-logging camp cook in her sixties.