Del Jordan - This is the central character in the story and its narrator. She is a girl with innumerable questions about the world, the answers to which she likes to learn through listening and observing people. Even when her observations are off base, she is glad to have something with which to fill the hole it question previously made.
Del's Mother - This character is something of an anomaly in Jubilee, like her daughter. When she gets a job as a traveling encyclopedia salesperson, she shrugs off the expectations placed on women in Jubilee and blazes her own trail, much to the chagrin and disapproval of others.
Benny - This character lives in a world quite apart from that in which Del's real family resides--a type of parallel universe constructed by Del's imagination. Even the newspapers he reads are full of alternate reality and escapism. He...
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