The Body Art
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The Body

The Body Art

Released

August 1982

Available Format(s)

Short Story Collection

Four rambunctious young boys venture into the Maine woods and in sunlight and thunder find life, death, and intimations of their own mortality.

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Type
Date
Story Collection
August 1982

Characters

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Name
Description
Chopper
Milo Pressmans dog.
Cujo
Rabid dog of Joe Camber.
?, Ann
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Aunt of Chico and wife of Pete.
?, Grace
Aunt of Gordie Lachance
?, Jane
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Girlfriend of Chico.
?, Keith
Gordie Lachance's editor.
?, Pete
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Uncle of Chico and husband of Ann.
Bancichek, Mr.
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan".
Bannerman, George
Castle Rock Constable.
Bracken, Clint
Killed on Sirius Hill in Durham.
Bracowicz, Norman (Fuzzy)
Friend of Billy Tessio.
Brockway, Mrs.
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Methodist ministers wife.
Brooks, Mr.
Teacher at Castle Rock Elementary School.
Brower, Ray
Dead kid from Chamberlain who was hit by a train and killed. He was the person that the 4 were going to find.
Burroughs, Mrs.
Neighbor of Teddy Duchamp
Camber, Joe
Owner of Cujo.
Carter, Danny
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Friend of Chico.
Chalmers, Evelyn (Aunt Evvie)
Helped when Gordie Lachance was being beaten up
Chambers, Chris
Saw the body of Ray Brower.
Chambers, Dave(?)
Ran away and joined the navy - put in Portsmouth on rape charges.
Chambers, Deborah
2-year-old sister of Chris.
Chambers, Emery
5-year-old brother of Chris.
Chambers, Frank
Brother of Chris. (See David Chambers)
Chambers, Mr.
Father of Chris. Friend of Junior Merrill
Chambers, Richard (Eyeball)
Brother of Chris, and friend of Billy Tessio.
Chambers, Sheldon
9-year-old brother of Chris.
Charbonneau, Marguerite
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Wife of Hizzoner.
Charbonneau, Mayor Hizzoner
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Town Mayor.
Clarkson, Dr.
Local doctor who looks at Gordie Lachance after he was beaten up.
Cormier, Bob
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". DJ from WLAM in Lewiston. In the pie eating contest.
Cote, Mrs.
Mean teacher at Castle Rock Elementary School
Darabont, Royce
Bought "Wild Irish Rose" for Gordie Lachance.
Darabont, Steve
Friend of Gordie Lachance. Younger brother of Royce.
Daughtery, Marie
Girlfriend of Charlie Hogan.
Day, Chuck
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Cousin of Bill Travis and woner of the Great Day Appliance Shop.
Desjardins, Vince
Friend of Billy Tessio.
Despain, John
Friend of Gordie Lachance. Brother of Marty.
Despain, Marty
Friend of Gordie Lachance. Brother of John.
Dodge, Sylvia
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". President of the Gretna Ladies Auxiliary.
Duchamp, ?
Mother of Teddy.
Duchamp, Norman
Mentally unstable father of Teddy
Duchamp, Teddy
Friend of Gordie Lachance.
Dusset, George
Owned Florida market
Dussett, ?
Brother of George who died in Korea.
Ellison, Ralph
Writer of the book "Invisible Man".
Ewing, Mrs.
Teacher of Jamie Gallant
Fiske, Stinky
Kid at school.
Gallant, Jamie
"Toughest Guy" in Castle Rock who abused Mrs Ewing at school.
Gamache, George
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Ate 3 pies in 4 minutes in a previous contest in 1957 and then fainted.
Greer, Billy
Played right field in baseball games.
Gretna, Hubert
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". The school principal in the spoken version of the story (The written version was John Wiggins).
Halliburton, Mr. (Burtie)
Truant officer.
Hardy, Miss
Teacher who made Gordie read "Invisible Man".
Harrington, Muriel
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Baked a chocolate cake.
Hogan, Charlie
Friend of Billy Tessio.
Hogan, David (Lard Ass)
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Main character that throws up over people.
Horr, Harry
Spoke about the dog Chopper.
Jenner, Richie
Found out that Gordie Lachance wanted to be a writer and told everyone else.
Lachance, Dennis
Older brother of Gordie.
Lachance, Gordon (Gordie)
Saw the body of Ray Brower. Wrote "Stud City" and "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan", and this story was written as told by him. He was born 1948.
Lachance, Mr.
Father of Gordie.
Lachance, Mrs.
Mother of Gordie.
Lavin, Maria
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Friend of Marguerite Charbonneau.
Maling, Jerry
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Owner of the Amoco station where Bill Travis worked.
May, Billy
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Younger brother of Chico.
May, Edward (Chico)
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City" Brother of Johnny, and the main character. Boyfriend of Jane
May, Johnny
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Brother of Chico, Killed by an out of control car at Oxford Plains Speedway. He could have worked at the Gates Mills, but chose the speedway as it paid more.
May, Sam
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Father of Chico.
May, Virginia
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Stepmother of Chico.
McGinn, Mrs.
Helped Chris Chambers when he was being beaten up by Richard Chambers
Merrill, John (Ace)
Friend of Billy Tessio.
Merrill, Junior
Father of Ace Merrill.
Morrison, Sally
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "Stud City". Was married twice and twice divorced.
Mudgett, Jack
Friend of Billy Tessio.
Naughton, Danny
Had a pile of comic books about Vampires.
Norman, Miss
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Teacher of Latin and English at Gretna Consolidated High School.
Pressman, Milo
Dump keeper at Castle Rock Dump. Owner of Chopper
Simons, Miss (Old Lady)
Teacher at Castle Rock Elementary School
Spier, Calvin
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan", the fattest guy in Gretna. Ran the jewelry store and in the contest.
Tessio, Billy
Vern's older brother. Real jerk.
Tessio, Vern (Penny)
Saw the body of Ray Brower after hearing about it from his brother Billy.
Thomas, Beverly
Girlfriend of Billy Tessio.
Travis, Bill
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Pie eating champion. A mechanic at Amoco station and cousin of Chuck Day. Was the name of Bill Traynor in the written version.
Traynor, Bill
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". This was the name of Bill Travis in the spoken version.
Tupper, Francine (Thunderjugs)
Worked at Blue Point Diner
Wiggins, John
Character in Gordie Lachance's Story "The Revenge of Lard Ass Hogan". Principal of Gretna Elementary School and pie-eating contestant.
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