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|Miss Lonelyhearts||Miss Lonelyhearts is a newspaper reporter who volunteered to write the paper's advice column, which is titled "Miss Lonelyhearts." Read More|
|Shrike||Willie Shrike is the feature editor of the New York Post-Dispatch. Read More|
|Betty||Betty is a good-natured woman who is engaged to Miss Lonelyhearts. Read More|
|Peter Doyle||Peter Doyle, 41 years old, is one of Miss Lonelyhearts's letter writers, and a gas meter reader whose disability causes him to suffer. Read More|
|Fay Doyle||Fay Doyle, one of Miss Lonelyhearts's letter writers, is sure she was meant for a better life than the one she has. Read More|
|Broad Shoulders||Broad Shoulders is one of Miss Lonelyhearts's letter writers. She is separated from an insanely cruel man, but she considers taking him back because she is so poor.|
|Desperate||Desperate is one of Miss Lonelyhearts's letter writers. She is a 16-year-old girl who was born without a nose.|
|Miss Farkis||Miss Farkis works in a bookstore and has some ambitions as a writer. She sometimes dates Shrike, who is married.|
|Ned Gates||Ned Gates is a friend of Miss Lonelyhearts's. Together they torment George B. Simpson.|
|Goldsmith||Goldsmith works at the New York Post-Dispatch. He writes Miss Lonelyhearts's column when Miss Lonelyhearts is too sick and hungover to do it.|
|Jake||Jake is the bartender at Delehanty's, a speakeasy.|
|Harold S.||Harold S. is one of Miss Lonelyhearts's few male letter writers. He is a teenager who worries about his deaf-mute sister, who might be pregnant.|
|Mrs. Shrike||Mary Shrike is attractive and flirtatious, but she refuses to have sex with Miss Lonelyhearts. Shrike claims she also refuses to have sex with him.|
|George B. Simpson||Simpson is an old man whom Miss Lonelyhearts and Ned abuse one night.|
|Sick-of-it-all||Sick-of-it-all is one of Miss Lonelyhearts's letter writers. She suffers from a painful kidney condition, caused, she believes, by having seven children in 12 years. She would like to terminate her current pregnancy, but she and her husband are religious.|