Cast of Characters
As of October 2015:
•Hayley: main character, or is she? Addiction is the true protagonist in this story. DOB 1979; only girl; became heroin addict at age 31 after 10 years of substance abuse and compulsive behaviors; BA in Politics (2001)
Hayley’s parents: Brad and Peggy; married in 1973; separated in 1996 after 23 years of marriage; divorced in 2000; three grown children: Jake, Hayley, Brian;
•Brad: 73 yo retired radiologist; left ‘our’ hometown in January 2009 and moved with wife, Jill, to California
•Peggy: 67 yo; see ‘About Me’ tab
•Jake: DOB 1976 – Hayley’s big brother; first born; graduate of small, prestigious, liberal arts college (1998); married to Megan; 2 children, Lucy and Luke; lives/works in Seattle area.
•Brian: Hayley’s little brother: DOB 1985; Stanford grad; documentary film maker in California; ‘peace-maker’/glue of family
Jill: Brad’s ‘new’, much younger wife; (23 years younger than Brad); has 3 grown children of her own;
Other family members:
Justin: Peggy’s older brother; attorney
Jessie: Brad’s younger sister; therapist
And friends frequently referenced:
Eric: ~50 yo struggling cocaine addict, in and out of recovery/sobriety; acquaintance of Hayley’s; still has contacts in the drug world and is a resource for Peggy; he seems to want to help Hayley.