The Dew Breaker Characters

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Ka

Ka Bienaime is the Haitian-American daughter of Anne and an unnamed father. Ka, an atheist, works as a sculptor. She journeys with her father to Florida to deliver a sculpture of her father to a client. It is during this time that Ka comes to learn about her father’s past as a torturer, which sends her into a moral crisis. She wonders how her mother can possibly live with her father given his past.

Ka's Father

Ka’s father is a never-named former government man, soldier, and torturer who worked for the dictator of Haiti. There, he murdered and tortured countless people. He thrived on the power and fear his position extended. Over time, his conscience wore at him until he snapped after killing a preacher who marked his face for his sins. He was cared for by Anne. Eventually, he and Anne were married. They became...

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