The woman who adopts Jeanette and spends most of her converted life off on missions for the Society of the Lost. She raises Jeanette to be a servant of the lord and constantly preaches the word of the Bible yet is hypocritical, being uncharitable and cruel whilst lambasting others for simple pleasures and mistakes. She represents the church in all of its strict and hypocritically two-faced ways.
‘She had never heard of mixed feelings. There were friends and there were enemies’
‘And so it was that on a particular day, some times later, she followed a star until it came to settle above an orphanage, and in that place was a crib, and in that crib, a child. A child with too much hair’
‘Going back after a long time will make you mad, because the people you left behind do not like to think of you changed, will treat you as they always did, accuse you of being indifferent, when you are only different’
‘My mother had painted the white roses red and now she claimed they grew that way’
‘If there’s such a thing as spiritual adultery, my mother was a whore’