Nightwoods: A Novel Characters

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Luce

A beautiful young woman who lives alone in an abandoned lodge, she is Lily's sister. When Lily is killed, Luce accepts responsibility for Lily's twins, Dolores and Frank. Luce is a strong woman, mostly because of her traumatic upbringing. Luce's mother abandons the family when the children are very young. Luce's father, Lit, apparently does the best he could to raise the girls but a falling out occurs and by the time of Lit's death, Luce and Lit barely speak to each other when they meet on the street. Luce is leading a fairly normal life as a young adult after high school. She is working and has plenty of free time to do what she pleases. Then she is raped and when she takes the issue to her father, a deputy, he tells her it would be almost impossible to make the charges stick. Luce is devastated...

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