The Mound Builders Characters

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D. K.

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Delia Eriksen

Delia, or D. K., is August's mentally ill sister, aged thirty-eight. In her twenties, she wrote two books of fiction that made her a popular and critical success; her books were so well regarded that Dan studied them in a college literature course. Lately, however, D. K. has been known primarily for her eccentric and drunken living. She has come to Blue Shoals to stay with August because, penniless, she has suffered another in a series of breakdowns and has nowhere else to go. She and August have never approved of each other, and they seem to have spent their youth competing for their father's respect. D. K. spends most of the play bundled in a chair, physically ill and cynical about her own work and about August's project. At the end of the play, however, she is the one who most...

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