Study Guide

She's Come Undone Characters

By Wally Lamb

Dolores Price

Dolores Price's life is the epic-est of epic Lifetime movies. (Seriously, Lifetime—y'all...

Dante

When we first meet Dante, he's in a relationship with Kippy, Dolores's roommate. They're...

Bernice Holland / Ma

Ma is the book's first casualty, but we'd argue that she is gone long before she actually dies....

Grandma Thelma Holland

When Dolores is young, she straight-up doesn't like her Grandma, and we're not sure why. Maybe...

Roberta Jaskiewicz

Roberta runs the Peacock Tattoo Emporium in Grandma's neighborhood, and Dolores hangs out with...

Jack Speight

Jack Speight moves with his wife, Rita, into Grandma's third-floor apartment. Everyone—Ma,...

Thayer Kitchen

Thayer is the man whom Dolores ends up with, but he shows up in the book at the very last minute....

Mr. Fabio Pucci

Mr. Pucci is Dolores's high school guidance counselor who eventually transitions to her friend,...

Katherine "Kippy" Strednicki

Kippy is Dolores's roommate at Merton College and she hates our leading lady the second she sees...

Dr. Shaw

Dolores's third psychotherapist at Gracewood (she scares the other two away), Dr. Shaw helps her...

Larry and Ruth Rosenfarb

Larry Rosenfarb is the dude whom Grandma hires to put up new wallpaper after Ma dies, and Ruth is...

Dottie

Dottie is the janitor of Merton College, and she lets Dolores stay in the dorms even though...

Dolores's Dad

Dolores's dad is pretty much the source of all her problems. He works for Mrs. Masciotte as a...

Minor Characters

Dolores has a hard time making female friends. Here are a few she comes into contact with, but...