This character is savvy, abusive, and attracted to young girls, an obsession that shapes the entire novel.
Materia Mahmoud Piper
This character marries at the age of thirteen, struggles with depression, dies with her head in the oven, but is still given a proper Catholic funeral.
This talented singer moves to New York to pursue a singing career, where she has a homosexual affair. She is brought back to Canada where she dies.
This character becomes a homemaker and child care giver at the age or twelve, sacrificing everything for her family. She lives in her own fantasy life, where no evil exists and religion means everything.
Sexually abused as a child, this character expresses frustration in disturbing and inappropriate, and at a young age moves from being a burlesque dancer to a prostitute.
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