African Americans - The nature of character and identity for this group of people is central to the collection's narratives and its themes.
Female Characters (Molly/Mona, Charlene/Chona, Veronica/Vero) - These three characters are all struggling for a sense of personal identity--a struggle manifest in their search for work, for freedom from poverty, and for pleasure in violence.
Seers - These figures in the Third Kingdom represent the desire and/or intention to view beyond the current experience and into a new, freer future.
Aretha - This character is a nanny/housekeeper assigned the responsibility of taking care of little children who mature into financially and socially ambitious adults.
Mr. Sergeant Smith - This character is an ambitious army officer desperate for advancement and approval.
Lucius and Mare - These characters are a married couple trapped in a cycle of violence, gambling, abuse and self-limitation...
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