Always Running


Luis J. Rodriguez

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Camila Martínez Character Analysis

Luis Rodriguez meets Camila Martínez in the late 1970s, when he’s a young, charismatic college student and she’s a beautiful high school student. The two begin a relationship, and shortly afterwards, Camila gives birth to Luis’s first son, Ramiro. However, the couple breaks up, and Camila proceeds to raise Ramiro on her own in Los Angeles.
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Camila Martínez Character Timeline in Always Running

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...1970s, just before Luis turned twenty-one. Two years later, Luis broke up with Ramiro’s mother, Camila, and moved to Chicago, leaving Ramiro in Los Angeles. At the time, Los Angeles had... (full context)
Chapter 9
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During one of his high school visits, Luis meets a high school student named Camila Martínez. Luis invites Camila to come to some of the study sessions he’s been organizing... (full context)
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Meanwhile, Luis starts spending more time with Camila. Life is going well for him, especially now that he has “a beautiful woman at... (full context)