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Railroadís brother and partner in the barbershop. He talks like an encyclopedia and is one of the Seven Days.
A man who works in the barbershop. He had come back from the war married to a white woman from France. One day he came home and found her with another Black man; he realized she was in love with all Black men, not just him. From that moment, he never spoke again. He is one of the Seven Days.
A woman for whom Corinthian works as a maid and then secretary. She is the poet laureate of the city.
Milkmanís grandfather. He is misnamed during Reconstruction by a drunken northern soldier who asks him who his father is (dead) and in what county he was born (Macon). His original name, Jake, is lost until his grandson finds it in Shalimar, Virginia.
Milkmanís grandmother. She is a Native American whose family has dispersed in the present generation in an attempt to pass for white.
A man who lives in Danville, Pennsylvania and helps Milkman find Circe.
The man who drives Milkman out to the Butlersí house where Circe still lives.
The man who owns the general store in Shalimar, Virginia.
The man who starts a fight with Milkman in Shalimar.
The old man who asks Milkman to go hunting.
The old man whose house is the meeting place for the hunting party.
Luther Solomon, Calvin Breakstone, and Small Boy
Old men in the hunting party.
Omarís wife who cooks breakfast for the men when they return from hunting. She remembers stories that Sing was her grandmotherís childhood friend.
The woman with whom Milkman stays when he is in Shalimar. She is the first woman whose care he reciprocates.
A woman who turns out to be Milkmanís cousin.
A woman who is visiting Susan Byrd when Milkman comes to see her. She flirts with Milkman.
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