Some of you have stated that you are getting confused with the amount of people involved it this story. Here is a list that may help refresh your mind.
Dave Gates- owner of the bookstore and the inheritor of the Way fortune.
Jean Gates- Dave and Mary's mother
Mary Brown- Dave's sister
Lloyd Brown- Mary's husband.
Max.- 14 Their sons
Joe Paolini- the fellow with the eyes that turn color when he looks at Dave
Johnny Paolini- Joe's two year younger brother.
Joe Sr.- Joe's dad
Eve- 19 Joe's youngest sister
Miki- Joe's oldest Sister
Rence Reville- Miki's husband
Lina The Reville Children
Old Joe- The Paolini Patriarch Joe Sr.'s father
Gio Paolini- Joe's Italian cousin Owner of the restaurant "Gio Gio's"
Bill Way- Dave's deceased lover
Edith Way- his mother
William Way- his father
Joan-William's long time mistress
Tim McFadden -Johnny's lover
Pete Peterson- Student that saved Dave from being hit by a car.
Jason Warren- Pete's lover
Paul Hanson- Johnny's Police detective partner
Sue Morrow- Manager of the bookstore
Clyde Williams- lawyer for Edith Way and then for Dave.
Jim Provost-nurse hired to take care of Pete and then the Paolini Patriarch
Jake Shipman - Jim's fuck buddy before he met Charley
Charley Hill- Jake's soulmate and lover
Allen Chestnut- Staff psychiatrist working with Jake
Arlen Aldridge- Student friend of Pete and Jason
Teddy Edwards- Chef
Tom Duncan- Joe's project foreman
Carl Aldridge- Arlen's dad and Dave's Financial investor, New York City
Fred Lambert- Lawyer