The Question and Answer section for The Piano Lesson is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
From the text:
WINING BOY is ﬁfty-six years old. DOAKER’s older brother, he tries to present the image of a successful musician and gambler, but his music, his clothes, and even his manner of presentation are old. He is a man who looking back...
He is a tall, thin man of forty-seven, with severe features, whohas forallintentsandpurposesretiredfromtheworldthoughheworks full-time as a railroad cook.
BOY WILLIE is thirty years old. He has an infectious grin and a...
Bernice shoulders much of the burden in this novel. In act two she is very worried about exorcising Sutter's ghost.