Caridad - This character is the third and most beautiful of four daughters.
Domingo - This character is a husband, father, and a gambler who abandons his family and leaves the narrative prematurely.
Dona Felicia - This character has lost all faith in organized religion and is a spiritual healer.
Esperanza - This character was an activist in college and became a journalist.
Fe - This character eventually dies from cancer from working in a parts-cleaning plant.
La Loca - As a three-year-old, this character rises out of the funeral casket and is later diagnosed with AIDS.
Sofi - This character has four daughters and becomes the unofficial mayor of the town.
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