Bev’s daughter and J.D.’s half-sister, though he considers her a full sibling, considering the fact that they are so close. When Bev was acting up on drugs or fighting with her lovers, Lindsay comforted J.D. and took on the household’s responsibilities. To this day, J.D. still turns to his sister for advice, considering her the person he’s “proudest to know.” He writes that she was always “more adult than child,” and he remains forever grateful for the role she played in his life as his most immediate means of support.
Lindsay Character Timeline in Hillbilly Elegy
The timeline below shows where the character Lindsay appears in Hillbilly Elegy. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...She started staying out late and partying with strangers, often not coming home until after Lindsay, who was a teenager involved in her own nighttime activities. On top of this lifestyle,... (full context)
...at school and he started experimenting with alcohol and marijuana. He also felt “detached” from Lindsay, since she’d established an adult life of her own with a happy family, leaving him... (full context)
...for each of her children—Bev’s share, however, was to be split evenly between J.D. and Lindsay. This perhaps contributed to Bev’s utter dismay and her heartless accusation on the way to... (full context)
...had since childhood, wherein he’s trapped in a conference room inside a tree house with Lindsay and Mamaw. Suddenly, Bev enters and starts wreaking havoc on the room, upturning furniture and... (full context)