Joseph Kendall

In the summer of 1991, Joe Kendall is in his early 40s, and works in regional ice cream distribution. He’s married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, a school teacher. Together, they have two children—Beth and Josh. He wants better for his children than he had, and when he falls short it ignites his already paltry fuse. Practical, sometimes angry, Joe sees Beth’s artistic interests as a waste of money and time. He wants more for his kids than he can afford to give them, and so pressures them to make more of themselves.
Carol, Rebecca’s sister, seems his polar opposite, but has become one of his best friends. They take joy in trying to get the goat of the other. Joe has a dry sense of humor and a penchant for emotional surprises—he’s a big softy for those he loves, but rarely let’s them see.


Leave a Reply Text

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *