Helga Crane, Quicksand - A mulatto woman, born of a Danish mother, she is a teacher with a restless spirit.
Dr. Robert Anderson, Quicksand - He is head of the school in Naxos.
Reverend Pleasant Green, Quicksand - A preacher whose love of God is questionable.
Katrina and Poul Dahl, Quicksand - Helga's relatives who take her in when she is in Denmark.
Axel Olsen, Quicksand - He is a talented painter who proposes marriage to Helga.
Audrey Denney, Quicksand - A gregarious society figure in Harlem who freely associates with white people at Negro events.
Irene Redfield, Passing - A main character in Passing whose life is carefully structured, and who lives openly as a black woman with fair skin.
Clare Kendry, Passing - A very light-skinned mulatto woman who has chosen to pass as a white woman.
Brian Redfield, Passing - A successful doctor who...
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