The Red Convertible Characters

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Bonita

Bonita is Lyman and Henry's only sister. She was eleven when Henry died. On the last day of Henry's life, Bonita took a picture of Lyman and Henry just before they took the car for a drive.

Lyman Lamartine

Lyman is the story's narrator. He is a young Chippewa man who lives on a reservation with his family. He tells the story of when he, along with his older half-brother Henry, owned a red Oldsmobile convertible. Lyman's relationship with his brother was typical; Lyman admired his older brother and had the most fun when they were together. Lyman was able to afford partial ownership in the car because he had always been good with money. When he was fifteen, he started working at the Joliet Cafe as a dishwasher, and he became first part owner and then sole owner when he was only sixteen. Although the cafe was...

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