Celianne - A young pregnant woman of 15 who was raped by soldiers during the arrest of her brother.
Male narrator - A former member of an anti-government radio broadcast group, this character fled Haiti and spends the duration of his narrative on board a leaky boat hoping to reach Florida.
Female narrator - Connected romantically to the first narrator, this character provides an important look into the oppression of the Haitian people by its dictatorial government.
Narrator's father - Acting in the best interest of the security of his loved ones, this character attempts to quiet any outspoken opposition and move the family to safety although he too feels the oppression and hatred of the Haitian government.
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