Companion to The White Manuscripts

As of Sept. 8, 2003

Principle Dates

September 19, 1924-Bud White's birthday

April 17, 1937-Death Emma White

December 7, 1949-Charles Rhodes' given birthday; actual biological birthday presently unknown

March 1953-Lynn brings Bud back to Bisbee with her to recuperate from his injuries.

September 1953-Death Leonard White

Winter of '55-'56-Bud is stranded in a cabin in the mountains with The Woman.

April 26, 1956--Becky's birthday

Names and Places

in alphabetical order

1839 N. Winston Street-the address of the house in Bisbee where Bud and Lynn live. First mentioned in the newspaper article preceding Luck.

Aggie-see Woman, The

Anderson, Mrs.-Charles' foster-mother. No relation to Officer Anderson. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 11.

Anderson, Officer-Partner to Officer Beckmann, then years later to Bud himself. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

Angela-oldest daughter of Arbutus McAfee; married name unspecified. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 9.

Arlene-daughter of Arbutus McAfee that lives in Tucson; married name unspecified. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 4.

Arliss-Psycho-Celtic witch-bitch who carves her desires on Bud's skin, and who likes the taste of blood. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Arbutus

-see McAfee, Arbutus.

Arrowhead-California; the town where Emma Fance White's family is thought to have moved after leaving Linden. Where Bud is kidnapped by Tony's gang. (Don't look for this on the map.) First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Atwater, Lyle-reporter for the Bisbee Bugle. First mentioned in the newspaper article preceding Luck.

Beckmann, Officer Jeffrey-Uniformed police officer that takes an interest in the young Wendell White. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

Becky-see White, Becky

Ben-one of the trio that hangs out at Sam's Hardware Store. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 7.

Benny-a pimp who manages Marly and LaDonna. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 3.

Berkleheimer-Thorpe, Miss-an elderly woman who holds court in the drugstore in Arrowhead, dispensing information. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Big Nose-one of Tony's band of miscreants; tidy; a little afraid of Arliss. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Bisbee-a small town in southeast Arizona, Lynn Bracken's home town, and the place she takes Bud White to recuperate from his injuries. First mentioned in the movie.

Blonde Hair-one of Tony's band of miscreants; borrows Bud's jacket and shirt, and pays for it later. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Bracken, Fred-Lynn Bracken White's uncle. Likes to fondle women's rears. Not Bud's favorite in-law. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 2.

Bracken, Helen-an in-law of Bud's who loves him. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 3.

Bracken, Lynn-the prostitute with whom Bud becomes involved in L.A.. First mentioned in the movie.

Bracken, Patty--Patricia Bracken, Lynn's sister. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 1.

Bud-see White, Wendell

Charles-see Rhodes, Charles.

Clamdigger-a bar in Bisbee, in which Bud meets Donny McAfee. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 1.

Cosmopolitan Dress Shop-name of Lynn White's shop. First mentioned in the newspaper article preceding Luck.

Demons-the first story in the Demons trilogy; also, the second story in the larger White Manuscripts cycle.

Dewey-- one of the trio that hangs out at Sam's Hardware Store. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 7.

Different Voice, A-the sixth story in the White Manuscripts cycle.

Donny-see McAfee, Donny.

Dudley-see Smith, Dudley.

Ed-see Exley, Edwin.

Exley, Edwin-Ed; a policeman in LA, present at the shoot-out at the

Victory motel. Receives medal of honor, while Bud does not. From the movie.

Family-the second story in the Demons trilogy; also, the third story in the larger White Manuscripts cycle.

Fance-Emma White's maiden name. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Fred-also Uncle Fred; see Bracken, Fred.

Fresh Start, A-the third story in the Demons trilogy; also, the fourth story in the larger White Manuscripts cycle.

Graham, Doctor Lucius-semi-retired doctor who cares for Lynn after her other doctor and Bud fail to see eye to eye. First mentioned A Fresh Start, Chapter 3.

Hanson, Herbert-the sheriff of Bisbee. First mentioned A Fresh Start, Chapter 4.

Herbert-see Hanson, Herbert

Inez-see Soto, Inez

James-see Skinner, Reverend James.

Jeannie-Psycho hooker with a thing for violence. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 1.

Jones-- one of the trio that hangs out at Sam's Hardware Store. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 7.

Justice-the first story in the White Manuscripts cycle. Takes place before the end of the movie.

Justin-see Nimitz, Justin.

LaDonna-- one of a pair of young prostitutes who takes the adolescent Wendell in after he runs away from his aunt's house. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 3.

Leonard-see White, Leonard

LeRoy-see Schmitt, LeRoy.

Linden-California; the town thought to be the birthplace of Bud's mother, Emma. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1. (Don't look for this on the map.)

Lloyd-Something-or-Other-Patty's boyfriend; an accountant. Aka The Prick. First mentioned in a Fresh Start, Chapter 3.

Loretta-a woman that Bud saved from being beaten to death. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 3. Also mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 6.

Louise-Stens' girlfriend; first mentioned in Justice, Chapter 1.

Lucius-see Graham, Doctor Lucius.

Luck-the fifth story in the White Manuscripts cycle.

Lynn-see Bracken, Lynn.

Mabel-see White, Mabel

Marlene-one of a pair of young prostitutes who takes the adolescent Wendell in after he runs away from his aunt's house. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 3.

Marly-see Marlene.

Mary-Becky's godmother; a lovely woman. Rumored to be a Lady in a Royal House. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 4.

McAfee, Arbutus-mother of Donny McAfee. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 4. Becomes a good friend of the Whites.

McAfee, Donny-son of Arbutus McAfee. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 1. Does not become a good friend of the Whites.

McAfee, Tom-son of Arbutus McAfee. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 4.

McAphee-Alternate spelling of McAfee. Copyediting error. :D

Melvin-a plumber, not a genius. First mentioned in Family, Epilogue.

Miller-a deputy in Bisbee who quits and goes to work in Tucson. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 3.

Morris, Mr.-banker. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 8.

Murchison-the lawyer handling Mabel White's estate. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

Nancy-see Patterson, Nancy.

Ned-owner of Ned's Bar. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 1.

Ned's Bar-Hole-in-the-wall bar for old guys with no teeth. Owned by Ned.

Nimitz, Justin-the lawyer that assists Bud and Lynn in getting custody of Charles. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 9.

Norma-see White, Norma

Patterson, Nancy-wife of Richard Patterson. First mentioned A Fresh Start, Chapter 4.

Patterson, Richard-owner of Patterson Construction Company in Bisbee, for which Bud worked after recovering from his injuries in the movie.

Patty-see Bracken, Patty.

Prick, The-Patty's boyfriend, Lloyd. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 3.

Ramon-a young Hispanic street tough. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 4.

Ransom, Mrs.-Bud and Richard were building her garage when Lynn lost the baby the first time. Also referred to as Mrs. R. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 1.

Ray-see Uncle Ray

Rev (or, The Rev, or Reverend)-see Skinner, Reverend James.

Rhodes, Charles-illegitimate son of Wendell White with Rhonda. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 1.

Rhonda-a married woman with whom Bud has an affair. First mentioned in Justice, Chapter 1. Reappears in A Different Voice: aka Roxanne, aka Rachel Roosevelt.

Richard-see Patterson, Richard

Roberta-owns Roberta's Café in Bisbee; was a mobster's moll in early life in NYC. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

Ronnie-see White, Ronnie

Roosevelt, Rachel-see Rhonda.

Roy-Rhonda's husband. Justice, Chapter 2.

Roxanne-see Rhonda.

Ruiz, Mrs.-the owner of a Mexican restaurant who feeds the homeless adolescent Wendell, and extracts a kiss as payment. A perceptive woman. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 4.

Sam's-Hardware Store; in Bisbee. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 7.

Schmitt, LeRoy-Wendell's first partner after becoming a uniformed cop; a scuzzbucket. First mentioned in A Fresh Start, Chapter 5.

Skinner, Reverend James-an elderly clergyman in Bisbee; widowed; an old friend of Lynn's family, who befriends Bud while he is recuperating. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 1.

Smith, Dudley-Captain in the LA Police Dept. Commits several murders to take over the territory of crime boss Mickey Cohen. From the movie.

Sophia-also Aunt Sophia; asks a lot of questions. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 2.

Soto, Inez-the woman rescued from kidnappers and rapists by Officer White in the movie.

Stens-Richard Stensland, Bud's partner in the movie

Susie-"Thooth"; a small female child who clings to Bud when he rescues her and her mother from gunfire. First mentioned in Family, Chapter 2.

Tabby-an acquaintance of the feral, feminine, feline sort. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Thooth-a small child's attempt to say her own name-"Susie". First mentioned in Family, Chapter 2.

Tom-see McAfee, Tom

Tony-the head of the small band of criminals who kidnap Bud in Arrowhead, and leave him in the mountains to die. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 1.

Tradewind Lounge-another bar in Bisbee. See Clamdigger.

Uncle Ray-what Charles calls the man who comes to visit his mother. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 2.

Victory Motel-First mentioned in the movie (LAC), this is an abandoned motel where Dudley Smith and his band of dirty cops enforced their rule over the territory of the imprisoned crime boss, Mickey Cohen. The scene of the shoot-out with the rogue policemen in which Bud White is gravely wounded.

Vincent-minor crime boss taking over territory in LA in the wake of Dudley Smith's demise. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 4.

Wentworth, Mrs.-elderly woman who lives three houses down from Bud White in Bisbee. She refers to Bud as, alternately, George's son, or Ronald. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 3.

Westwind Lodge-a cheap motel in Bisbee. Scene of Donny McAfee's murder. First mentioned in A Different Voice, Chapter 2.

White, Becky-daughter of Bud and Lynn White. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 11.

White, Emma-biological mother of Wendell White. First mentioned in Demons, Chapter 3, and by name in Family, Chapter 1.

White, Leonard M.-the biological father of Wendell White. First mentioned by name in Demons, Chapter 3.

White, Mabel-sister to Leonard White. Ergo, Wendell's aunt. Mentioned briefly, although not by name, in Demons, Chapter 3. More extensive mention in Family, entire story.

White, Monroe-Wendell White's uncle; died in Utah of lung cancer. Sired several children, one of whom is Ronnie. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

White, Norma-sister to Wendell White. Sent away from home at the age of 9; whereabouts unknown.

White, Randall-Wendell White's uncle; serving several life sentences in prison for rape/murder. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

White, Ronnie-Son of Monroe White; cousin to Wendell White.

White, Samuel-Wendell White's uncle; died at 25 of as yet unexplained causes. First mentioned in Family, Prologue.

White, Wendell (Bud)-Our hero. Sigh.

Woman, The-lives in the cabin in the mountains where Bud spends the winter of '55-'56. First mentioned in Luck, Chapter 3. Referred to later in the story as Aggie.



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