Ree’s best friend from high school, forced to drop out after becoming pregnant. Gail is Ree’s ally and confidante, and helps her with both her hunt for her father and with the care of her younger brothers. Gail’s constant struggles against her cheating husband, Floyd, bring her closer to Ree—she lives with her for a time, though Gail eventually returns to her husband’s home when Ree’s troubles with the neighboring Ozark clans escalate, and she fears for the safety of her son.
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