The House of the Spirits Characters

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Alba is Blanca's daughter, the result of a love affair with Pedro Tercero Garcia, the son of Esteban's foreman, Pedro Segundo Garcia. Alba is the story's narrator in the last half of the book. Her grandfather, Esteban, is so angry at the circumstances of her parentage that he will not acknowledge Alba's real father as her parent. Alba reminds everyone of Rosa, and her birth brings much happiness to Esteban. Like Rosa, Alba is blessed with the family's unusual green hair. When Pedro Tercero rescues Esteban from the peasants, Alba learns that he is her father. As a young adult, Alba becomes involved with student protests, and she is soon arrested and tortured by her grandfather's illegitimate son, Esteban Garcia. Clara tells Alba to use her imagination to create stories that would allow her to escape Garcia's torture. She is eventually freed from jail after her grandfather asks...

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