Rachel Aouli Kalama Utagawa
This character is the protagonist of the story and only a child when he/she contracts leprosy.
Sister Catherine/ Ruth Amelia Voorhies
This character tries to kill herself/himself by jumping into the ocean.
Charles Kenji Utagawa
This character is the protagonist's husband.
This character is a sailor by vocation and is away from home for months at a time.
This character is a kahuna who is knowledgeable about Hawaiian folklore and tradition.
This character is the protagonist's only family member who is also sent away to Kalaupapa because of leprosy.
This character is the protagonist's devoutly religious mother.
This character is a "mahu," a person of the third gender.
Sarah Kalama Kaahea
This character accidentally reveals the protagonist's leprosy at school.
Ruth Watanabe Harada
This character is the protagonist's child who was given up...
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