Alex is big, strong, kind, shy, and a little slow. But he’s got a sense of humor. Not the brightest. Salt-of-the-earth type.
He dreams of becoming a cowboy, though he doesn’t really understand that being a cowboy involves difficult, dirty work. He is drawn by the romanticism of Westerns and the rodeo scene, and this is the inspiration behind his ‘kapta’ that he uses as a lasso.
He is in love with Alisa. He’s drawn to her because she is his polar opposite. Alex has grown up without a father. His mother is a bit over- bearing, and he is embarrassed by this.