Tom, Daniel, and Kylie's grandfather; he died years before the start of the novel. He ran a tractor repair business in town but moved it to his and Gran's home after he supposedly lost the business site in town betting on it. He had a gambling problem that Gran attempted to mitigate by hanging a picture of Saint Bernadine, who was supposed to protect gamblers, in their bedroom. Pa also loved cars, which helped him bond with Daniel more than any of his children or other grandchildren. Though Tom doesn't offer specifics, he implies that Pa and Gran's marriage was very unhappy.
Pa Character Timeline in The Story of Tom Brennan
The timeline below shows where the character Pa appears in The Story of Tom Brennan. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.