This protagonist and first-person narrator of the novel is a student of Rawlings College in the main storyline.
This character is the protagonist's mother. Following the unwed pregnancy of one daughter and the unexpected departure of the other for college miles away, she struggles emotionally.
This character is the older sister of the protagonist. She has an infant son in the main storyline and carries on a sometimes-volatile relationship with her sister.
This character is the protagonist's father. He is a Cuban immigrant who married young. He is one of the few relatives and friends of the protagonist who expresses pride in her accomplishments.
This young Cuban boy whose mother drowned along with most of the travelers on a vessel from Cuba to Florida becomes a major backdrop for the novel.
This character is the protagonist's high-school boyfriend with whom she...
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