This character is the book’s central character and protagonist. Throughout the narrative, he is both portrayed and perceived as a self-described monster, with red skin and wings.
This character in the narrative is the exciting, volatile, unpredictable young man with whom the protagonist becomes emotionally and sexually involved as a youth, and then again (after several years of separation) as a young man. The Greek mythological figure upon whom this character is based was a divine hero in Greek mythology and was the son of Zeus and Alcmene.
This character appears later in the narrative when he appears as romantic/sexual partner of the protagonist's former lover. He is named after a region of Northern Peru.
This character is sensitive to her son's differences and is determined to help him become strong and independent.
This character appears in Peru, where...
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