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.

Henry Lamartine, Jr.

Henry was Lyman's older half-brother. He is described as having had a large, muscular build and a strong profile. As the story opens, the year is 1974 and Henry is dead, but Lyman tells the reader about some of his experiences with Henry before his death. Henry was somewhat impulsive, taking a trip without an itinerary or plans of any kind and agreeing to take a hitchhiker all the way to Alaska. He was a secure man with a sense of humor and an easygoing disposition.

Henry enlisted to serve in the Vietnam War and became a Marine. When he returned three years later, he had changed. He was...

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