Sketches of the Charactersin order of their appearance

A WHO’S WHO GUIDE

Unless otherwise noted, and excepting our hero, R.M.,
these characters reside at The Prospect on Prospect Condominiums

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R.M., a k.a.”Realtor®Man”, a Realtor®
specializing in the downtown condo market

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R.T. James, a retiree and one of the first buyers
at The Prospect on Prospect,
a condominium nicknamed the “POPS”,
and Mrs. Ivy James, association Secretary

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Michelle and Sheldon,
nick-named ‘the He-shell and the She-shell’,
a couple in the market for a downtown condo

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Gervase Richard, concierge at the POPS

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Rosie, a Sheltie living
with Jack and Shirley Pardoe

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Hans Knopupik, freelance journalist,
newly elected association Treasurer

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Earnest Arbuthnot, British national, museum curator,
newly elected association President

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Jack Pardoe, association Past-President

Kitty

Kitty Doyle, motivational speaker

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Dr. Cal Thorne, Mrs. Thorne, and Keki, their grandson,
who rent across the street from the POPS

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Peter Pentalent, ex-boyfriend and ex-room-mate of Hans

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Cathy and John Cabot, owners of Cathay Imports

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Morris “Morrie” Mangold, patriarch,
and owner of Wrested Development,
a downtown development firm.
He doesn’t live at the POPS

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Rusty Mangold, his nephew,
member of the family firm.
He doesn’t live at the POPS

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Poppy and Pansy,

eight-and-three-quarter year old Mendel daughters

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Greg Mendel, professional hockey coach

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Mullins, Ivy James’ cat

Guy Karon

Guy Karon, Lake Michigan ferry service owner

Leith Lee Karon, Sticks and Oblio

Leith “Lee” Karon, sixteen year-old daughter of Guy,
with their cats Sticks and Oblio


Georgia Mendel

Georgia Mendel, x-wife of Greg,
and mother of Poppy and Pansy.
She doesn’t live at the POPS


Gina, Georgia's sister

Gina, Georgia’s sister
and Poppy and Pansy’s aunt.
She doesn’t live at the POPS

Maxine and Nathan Benjamin

Maxine and Nathan Benjamin,
co-owners of Max and Nate’s Deli

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Bert Steinhardt, philanthropist
and penthouse owner

Gertie Steinhardt

Gertie Steinhardt, Bert’s daughter
and their dog, Pocano

Lori and Fred Hazell

Lori and Fred Hazell
Lori is an Alchemy committee member

Sebastian Cabot

Sebastian Cabot, younger son of John and Cathy Cabot

Martin and Martinelli

Martin and Martinelli, police detectives investigating events at the POPS

Matthew Cabot

Matthew Cabot, older brother of Sebastian Cabot

Carrie Karon

Carrie Karon, Guy’s sister, Lee’s aunt, and owner of Pluto’s Spa

Seth Hough

Seth Hough, POP’s association attorney,
with the law firm Horton,Hearst, and Hough.
He doesn’t live at the POPS.
‘Hough’ rhymes with ‘who’


Perry Frazing

Perry Frazing, Morrie Mangold’s attorney.
He doesn’t live at the POPS

The Minosa Family

The Minosa Family. Pastor Herb, his wife Myrtle,
their elder son Linwood ‘Woody’ and their younger son Timothy ‘Moth’.
They don’t live at the POPS

Rod Thuss
Rod A. (Amen) Thuss,
penthouse resident and preacher