Cast of Characters
Main character; Dina’s best friend and one-time student; poet, novelist, and movie lover extraordinaire.
Dina Rozelle Barnett
Our storyteller; Jose’s friend, movie partner, and devoted caretaker, she is a force to be reckoned with.
Jose’s former partner and one true love.
After they went their separate ways, Jose used to say to me, “But there’s no one like Frank!”; in the end, Frank was once more Jose’s devoted partner, and primary caretaker.
Jose’s mom; from Nicaragua, she speaks very limited English; she and Dina share a March 2nd birthday.
Dina’s husband; loyal friend, Leo, would-be drag queen.
Jose’s Care Team: Corey Baker (of Friends of PWAs), Caterino Soto (Cat), Lupin, Kay Exo, and others.
Setting: Mid ‘80s to mid ‘90s, when gay men were dying in droves