The Water Knife Characters

Paolo Bacigalupi
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Angel Velasquez

Angel Velasquez is one of the three central characters. Angel was born in Mexico but had to flee with his father when his mother and sister were murdered by gang members. As an adult, Angel was released from prison by Catherine Case on the condition that he would work for her as a water knife: someone who infiltrates the water boards of Nevada’s rival states, sabotaging their systems and destroying their water supplies.

Angel is introduced as an immoral character capable of inflicting great harm on others whilst showing no remorse. After the destruction of Carver City’s water supply in Chapter 1, Angel reflects that he is a devil. However, as the reader finds out more information about Angel’s character and the world he inhabits, it becomes apparent that Angel’s choices and his ability to do the right thing are limited. If Angel refuses...

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