The main characters of the short story “Reunion” by John Cheever are Charlie and his father. Charlie is a young man whose age is not disclosed, but who is most likely underage. As he is traveling from his grandmother’s to a cottage that his mother rented, he has a few hours to spend with his father until his next train arrives.
Charlie’s father is most likely an alcoholic who is more concerned with showing off his high social status than with spending quality time with his son.
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