Luciente of Mattapoisett (lew-see-
Jackrabbit of Mattapoisett, an artist and one of Luciente’s current lovers. He is a slender young man with curly, light brown hair. His long legs and a boundless appetite for life and love prompted him to choose the name Jackrabbit. He went mad as a teenager and was strengthened by the healing process. This bout with mental illness and the caring way in which his community responded stand in powerful contrast to Connie’s predicament. Jackrabbit can be careless and irresponsible, but his silly, curious nature makes him a pleasure to know. Jackrabbit is killed while serving a voluntary six-month stint on defense.
Bee of Mattapoisett, a big-boned black man with a bald head. He is a chef and another of Luciente’s current lovers. He reminds Connie of Claud, the boyfriend she had after she left her second, abusive husband. Connie and Bee make love one night in Mattapoisett.
Dolores (Dolly) Campos, Connie’s twenty-two-year-old niece, a prostitute addicted to drugs. Unlike Connie, she is unable to see beyond a life of easy money and quick highs.
Luis (Lewis) Camacho (lew-
Gildina 547-921-45-822-KBJ, a young woman from the future, but a future that is vastly different from Luciente’s. A series of operations and shots have given her a tiny waist, oversized hips and buttocks, and enormous, pointed breasts. She is a contract girl, assigned to a mid-level officer for two years of sexual services. Her existence is a stark reminder of what the future might bring.
Cash, the mid-level officer to whom Gildina is contracted. He has superneurotransmitters in his brain that are capable of turning him into a fighting machine. This technology is a refinement of the experiments planned for Connie.
Sybil, a practicing witch and Connie’s friend at the mental hospital. She is tall, haughty, and strong.