I'm reading The Gambler
and was wondering if anyone familiar with it could perhaps give me a brief rundown of its characters and their general relationship to one another at the start of the novel? I read Crime and Punishment
last year and it contained, quite helpfully, just such a list, and it proved quite useful in keeping all the names, first names, middle names, and multiple nicknames for each character straight.
Any help on this front would be greatly appreciated.