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Dalva Northridge

Dalva Northridge is a forty-five year old bachelorette who has led a hard but interesting life. Part-Sioux, Dalva has the classic Native American beauty and as a result, is forced to grow up early due to male attentions early in life. After growing up wealthy, but losing her father to the Korean War at age nine, Dalva finds herself in love with a half-Sioux boy named Duane Stonehorse. After months of trying to gain his affections, Dalva has intercourse and ends up pregnant. However, Duane disappears and Dalva learns that he is her half-brother. Forced to give up her child, Dalva plunges into a depression which only her uncle Paul can lift. However, the experiences leave Dalva somewhat jaded, and fearful of relationships. Unable to bear children, Dalva has a series of unsuccessful relationships that borderline often on harmful. Dalva is kind, and finds happiness working several...

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