About the Author
Main Conflict/ Plot teaser
Mark Bragg: Randy's older brother who warns him of the impending disaster ahead. He works for the military.
Edward Quisenberry: The town banker. He is a reflection of the tragedy of loving money too much.
Helen Bragg: Randy's sister-in-law who is sent to live with him by her husband, Mark. Her two kids are Peyton and Ben Franklin.
The Henry's: Randy's African American neighbors who contribute immensely to the functionality of Fort Repose. Malachai, Two-Tone and Preacher Henry influence Randy's decisions throughout the book.
Dan Gunn: The town's only doctor who plays an important part of the people's health.
This realization of Randy is a major theme of the book. Survival of the fittest refers to what the author thought would happen if the luxuries of a first-world life were wiped out. For example, people with medical issues who need medicine in order to survive; they would have no access to new medication. Pets would turn into scavengers and household fish would die. Frank is explaining that this is a situation that is not impossible for modern day.
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