This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Beto - This character is a happy-go-lucky cab driver and Gabriel's friend with a shady past: he spent some time in prison for knocking off someone.
Pierre Caseaux - The aging seducer of the upper class, this character is a wealthy Epicurean fully aware of the power of his money and status. He frequently updates his relationships with always-younger, ambitious beauties.
Hortensia Chacon - This character is another representative of the low social class; an illegitimate daughter of an Indian servant, the girl grows up with poverty and silence in the de Ovando...
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