Painted Horses Characters

Malcolm Brooks
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Catherine Lemay

Catherine Lemay plays the role of the novel's female lead character. She's a young archaeologist with the assignment of finding out whether there are any sacred remains of Crow Indian heritage in a canyon that would prevent flooding the canyon as part of a hydroelectric dam project. She has the summer to complete the project and taking the assignment means leaving her fiance who is in New York.

Considering that the novel takes place in 1956, the fact that she, as a woman leaves her fiance for her job reveals several character qualities. At times she shows determination, even staying when David suggests that she return to the East Coast. She is also a go-getter once she has a goal, whether it be to please someone else or herself, and adventurous. These same qualities exhibit themselves when she goes to England. Even though piano playing is not her...

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