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Where the Air Is Clear Characters

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Beto

Beto is a happy-go-lucky cabdriver and Gabriel's friend with a shady past: he spent some time in prison for "knocking off" someone.

Hortensia Chacon

Hortensia is another representative of the low social class; an illegitimate daughter of an Indian servant, the girl grows up with poverty and silence in the de Ovando household. Hortensia marries a clerk who gives in to alcoholism, prostitutes, and severe abuse of his silent wife due to his growing discontent with his job and social status. Hortensia finds a job as a typist and leaves him, taking the children along, but the husband blinds her in rage. Her employer Federico Robles visits her at the hospital; the two fall in love. Hortensia is similar to Ixca in her spiritual, wordless connection to the ancient past; her love redeems Federico.

Gabriel

Gabriel is a young man from the city's social underbelly, who illegally works...

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