This character, whose name means "sorrow," is the protagonist’s neighbor on the right. She is a widow who lives in a house full of incense and candles, mourning her husband and two dead sons.
This character is an independent, spirited woman who owns her own truck and who is willing to help other women in distress. Along with the clinic physician, she conspires to help the protagonist escape from her abusive husband.
This character is the clinic physician who has rejected traditional sex roles. She takes the initiative to get the protagonist away from her husband by asking her friend to drive the battered woman to the bus depot in San Antonio.
Cleofilas Enriqueta DeLeon Hernandez
This character is a young, innocent Mexican woman with much curiosity and a head full of dreams of a life of love and passion derived from her beloved books...
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