The Book of Night Women Characters

Marlon James
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Lilith

Lilith is the main character in the novel. She is Jack Wilkins' daughter. Humphrey is her master and she has a crush on him for a while. She lives and has a relationship with Robert Quinn later in the novel. She lives, for a time, at the estate that Isobel's father owns. At the end of the novel, she is the only slave that Isobel allows to be near her. She is also Lovely Quinn's mother.

The novel follows Lilith from the time she is born until she becomes a woman. Her story really begins, though, when she turns 14. In this sense, she is coming of age during the novel's narrative–moving from a teenager to an adult. This is a tough period of time for teenagers in general. Lilith's journey is even tougher because she is a slave and a mulatto.

As she grows up, she tries...

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