LaRose / Willard "Coochy" Iron
Coochy is the son of Landreaux and Emmaline Iron. He is a quiet boy whose sensitivity is often overlooked. As one of the youngest, he is close both to LaRose and his older brother Hollis, shifting from a young boy to a young man over the course the novel. Initially, he plays with LaRose, play-fighting with each other. Later, Coochy joins his older brother to take care of Buggy Wildstrand who had tried to assault Maggie Ravich.