Joy - She has just found out that her aunt and mother lied to her about her parentage.
Pearl - She is truly Joy's aunt, but she raised Joy from birth and Joy always believed she was her mother.
May - She is Pearl's sister and Joy's true biological mother.
Z.G. - He is a renowned Chinese artist famous for creating propaganda posters for Chairman Mao.
Kumei - She is Joy's only true friend while she is living in the Green Dragon Commune.
Yong - She is an older woman from Shanghai who was sent to the Green Dragon Village as an outcast because of her bound feet.
Tao - He is Joy's Chinese husband.
Samantha - She is Joy's infant daughter with Tao.
Sung-Ling - She is the wife of the Party Secretary.
Sam - He is Pearl's first husband, and the man Joy always...
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