Buried Onions Character Descriptions

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This protagonist of the novel is 19 years old and has lived his entire life in the barrio of Fresno. Although he has recently dropped out of City College, he desires to rise above the slums he inherited.


This character in the novel works at Holmes Playground organizing softball games and maintaining the fields and basketball courts.

Mr. Stiles

This character lives in a wealthy neighborhood on the north side of Fresno and hires the protagonist to dig holes and plant trees and shrubs for him. One day he allows the protagonist to take his truck to make a run to the city dump, but on the way back the truck is stolen.

The Kid on the Tricycle

While the protagonist is planting a birch tree in his employer’s front yard, this character misinterprets what he says and tells his mother that the protagonist has said...

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