This is the novel's central character, its protagonist and narrator. She is twelve years old as the story begins, a young Cambodian girl from a farming village.
This is Dara's older brother.
This is a quiet and sensitive woman.
This is a beautiful young woman in her teens who befriends Dara and her family in the Nung Chan refugee camp..
This is Nea's younger cousin who is about the same age as Dara.
This is the elderly man who is grandfather to both Nea and Jantu.
This is Jantu's younger brother and her primary responsibility in her family.
This is a teenaged orphan who is something of a bully and is first encountered by Dara and her family in the refugee camp.
This is a boy Jantu makes friends with when caring for her baby brother in the...
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