Part IV: Marin, Those Who Don’t, and There Was an Old Woman She Had So Many Children She Didn’t Know What to Do
Davey the Baby, his sister and brother: residents of Esperanza’s neighborhood
Fat Boy: a resident of Esperanza’s neighborhood
Eddie, Refugia, Efren, Angel, and the other Vargas kids: residents of Esperanza’s neighborhood and children of Rosa Vargas
Rosa Vargas: a resident of Esperanza’s neighborhood and a single mother
Esperanza describes Marin, who is secretly engaged to a boy in Puerto Rico. Marin sells Avon products and is trying to save up money for her marriage. She will probably be sent back to Puerto Rico next year by Louie’s parents, but Esperanza hopes not because Marin is her source of gossip and feminine advice....
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