Woman Hollering Creek Characters

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Dolores

Dolores, whose name means "sorrow," is Cleofilas' neighbor on the right. She is a widow who lives in a house full of incense and candles, mourning her husband and two dead sons. She grows immense sunflowers and sad-smelling roses to decorate their small graves in the nearby cemetery. She worries about Cleofilas and her baby getting sick if they are ever out in the night air where the ghostly La Llorona might find them.

Graciela

Graciela, whose name means "grace," is the clinic physician who, like Felice, has rejected traditional sex roles. She takes the initiative to get Cleofilas away from her husband by calling Felice to drive the battered woman to the bus depot in San Antonio.

Juan Pedro Martinez Sanchez

Juan Pedro is Cleofilas's abusive, alcoholic husband who only wants to marry his young Mexican bride quickly and take her back to his life of poverty...

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