Dreaming in Cuban | Study Guide

Cristina García

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Dreaming in Cuban | Characters

Character Description
Celia del Pino Celia del Pino is the mother of Felicia Villaverde, Lourdes Puente, and Javier del Pino. She lives in Santa Teresa del Mar, Cuba. Read More
Jorge del Pino Jorge del Pino is the husband of Celia del Pino and the father of Lourdes Puente, Felicia Villaverde, and Javier del Pino. He works for an American company selling electric brooms. Read More
Lourdes Puente Lourdes Puentes is the oldest daughter of Celia and Jorge del Pino. She is the wife of Rufino Puente and the mother of Pilar Puente. Read More
Pilar Puente Pilar Puente is a painter who identifies with the punk movement in New York City in the 1970s. She is the daughter of Lourdes and Rufino Puente and the granddaughter of Celia del Pino. Read More
Felicia Villaverde Felicia Villaverde is the middle daughter of Celia and Jorge del Pino. She is the mother of Ivanito and the twins Luz and Milagro Villaverde. Read More
Ivanito Villaverde Ivanito Villaverde is the son of Felicia and Hugo Villaverde. Read More
Ernesto Brito Ernesto Brito is a restaurant inspector. Several days after beginning a passionate affair with Felicia Villaverde, he perishes in a suspicious fire.
Javier del Pino Javier del Pino is the son of Celia and Jorge del Pino. After the revolution in Cuba, Javier moves to Czechoslovakia, where he becomes a professor.
Herminia Delgado Herminia Delgado is Felicia Villaverde's best friend since childhood. Of African descent, she is the daughter of a Santeria priest.
Salvador Delgado Salvador Delgado, a Santeria priest of African descent, is the father of Herminia Delgado.
El Lider El Lider is the name given to Fidel Castro (1926–2016), who led a socialist takeover of Cuba in 1959 and ruled the country until 2008.
Sister Federica Sister Federica is the nun who takes care of Jorge del Pino in his final days. Upon his death, she witnesses him passing through the hospital window, emitting a blue glow.
La Madrina La Madrina is a Santeria priestess in Santa Teresa del Mar, Cuba, who is consulted at times by the women of the del Pino family.
Mr. Mikoyan Mr. Mikoyan is Ivanito Villaverde's Russian language teacher. He leaves the school suddenly, amidst rumors of inappropriate behavior with students.
Graciela Moreira Graciela Moreira is a customer at the beauty shop where Felicia Villaverde works. Possessed by the delusion that Graciela is responsible for the death of Ernesto Brito, Felicia burns Graciela's head with lye.
Otto Otto is Felicia Villaverde's third husband. After marrying him during an amnesiac spell, Felicia pushes Otto out of a roller coaster to his death.
Rufino Puente Rufino Puente, an inventor with roots as a farmer, is the husband of Lourdes Puente and the father of Pilar Puente.
Gustavo Sierra de Armas Gustavo Sierra de Armas is a married Spanish lawyer who has an affair with Celia del Pino in 1934. After he devastates Celia by returning to Spain, she writes (but does not send) letters to him for decades.
Tia Alicia Tia Alicia, Celia del Pino's unconventional, artistic aunt, raised Celia in Havana.
Hugo Villaverde Hugo Villaverde is a merchant marine and the absent father of Luz, Milagro, and Ivanito Villaverde. He is disfigured when his wife, Felicia Villaverde, whom he abuses, tries to kill him by setting him on fire.
Luz Villaverde Luz Villaverde is the daughter of Felicia and Hugo Villaverde. She adores her absent father, distrusts her mother, and is very close to her twin sister, Milagro Villaverde.
Milagro Villaverde Milagro Villaverde is the daughter of Felicia and Hugo Villaverde. She is very close to her twin sister, Luz Villaverde.
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