Edgar Sloan just had his 71st birthday, but he's not telling. He spends his day lining up the spines of the books in his antiquarian bookshop, The Yellowed Page. At night, he locks the door and gets into his deep blue, and very clean, Thunderbird convertible. It's not the classic but the latest remake, something he still regrets. He drives exactly three miles over the speed limit until he reaches Greta's Bar, where he orders exactly 2 scotch on the rocks, Glinlivet of course, before requesting his Karaoke choices for the night.
Marebuya Ichi was given her name by a six year old. This six year old thought she was naming the cat, "My Very Own Itchy", but her mother, always trying to be sensitive to multi-cultural issues, thought her child was a genius and so ahead of her time for coming up with Marebuya Ichi. The dog, Spot, delights in teasing the cat.
Johannes Fountain wants nothing more than to be raddest skate boarder. But with a name like Johannes Fountain, you're doomed to either piano lessons or art lessons, and he was no exception. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday he was picked up by his mother, and driven to either Grinelda's School of Music or to Sassy Sue's Parlor of Paints. Johannes expected Wednesday to be like any other Wednesday, until he walked through the door of Grinelda's. In front of him, like a vision, was the new quitar teacher.