The men in this story are fictional to a point. I was part of a hunting trip that came to near disaster. I give you an inside look into their characters. Fitz is a product of the South Bronx. Frank the owner of the property that they will be hunting on is a person given to insatiable spitefulness. Then there is Muldoon a pitiful lost soul trying to find a place for himself in an unforgiving world. Carlo is from the lower East Side of New York City his stint in the service a constant revisited trial. Bob a Chief Petty officer in the navy under constant presser from the trauma he encountered in the war. Hank looks to his heritage with a feeling of distain. Gino who came from the mines of West Virginia an Italian with a furious temper but his locality to accepted friends is uncompromising. The narrator our main protagonist the marine is fraught between his family duties and his constant attraction to women who willingly give themselves to him. They all carry burdens which are ingrained in their psyche. This hunting trip opens their world to you.