How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again Characters

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Clarita

A woman of indeterminate age (between twenty and thirty-five), she is an addict and a prostitute. She has "an odor of tobacco about her," and has "unwashed skin, gritty toes, hair long and falling into strands, not recently washed." She has been living on the streets since she was about thirteen years old.

Dr. Coronet

Isabelle Coronet is the psychiatrist that the narrator's parents send her to twice a week after her return from the house of corrections. The narrator describes her as "queenly," but surprisingly "normal for a woman with an I.Q. of 180 and many advanced degrees."

Dolly

A "white girl of maybe fifteen," Dolly is one of the two girls in the house of correction who beat the narrator in the bathroom.

Father

The narrator's father, whose name she does not provide, is a successful physician, a member of all the right clubs, a "player...

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