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 household.
Ixca Cienfuegos - The novel opens and ends with this character's narration, a poetic and poignant description of Mexico City's decadence. As a character, this character is not very clearly defined; however, he connects the narratives of the other main characters as he visits them and inquires about their life stories.
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