No Telephone to Heaven

Main characters

  • Clare Savage: light-skinned protagonist, member of a revolutionary group
  • Kitty Savage: Clare’s mother, slightly darker complexion, has a deep love for Jamaica
  • Boy Savage: Clare’s father, has very light skin (can pass as white), proudly proclaims his British heritage
  • Jennie Savage: Clare’s younger sister, has a complexion closer to her mother's
  • Fredrick: Clare’s uncle, Kitty’s brother, helps Clare travel to London and support herself once at the university
  • Harry/Harriet: transgender, Clare’s close friend, encourages her to come to Jamaica and helps her join the revolutionaries
  • Christopher, aka “De Watchman”: servant, or “yardboy”, who kills his employers, legendary figure in Kingston folklore, hired by the film crew to play a small role in their movie
  • Bobby: black Vietnam veteran, travels around Europe with Clare, has a wound on his ankle that will not heal

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