John Wheelwright’s uncle, Martha Eastman’s husband, and the father of Noah, Simon, and Hester. Alfred owns an extremely successful lumber company—“a lumber baron,” John calls him—and he embodies the height of masculine potency: both staggeringly rich and strappingly fit. He believes in giving his sons the best education possible, but doesn’t care much about the education of his only daughter, to her great anger and hurt.
Alfred Eastman Character Timeline in A Prayer for Owen Meany
The timeline below shows where the character Alfred Eastman appears in A Prayer for Owen Meany. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The Foul Ball
...Hampshire is known as the Granite State, its biggest business was originally lumber. John’s uncle, Alfred Eastman, was in the lumber business. He married John’s aunt, Martha. Owen Meany’s family was... (full context)
Chapter 2: The Armadillo
Chapter 6: The Voice
Chapter 8: The Finger
Chapter 9: The Shot