The Edwards family’s regular maid. As of 2008, she has been working for the family for twenty-two years. Neni fills in for her once as Cindy Edwards’s maid and Mighty Edwards’s nanny while Anna is on summer break. Anna talks to Neni about Cindy’s alcoholism and emotional weakness, fearing how both leave her compromised. She lives in Peekskill, New York with her family. Anna has a daughter in college and an older son with a construction business that is floundering due to the financial crisis. He, his wife, and three children move in with Anna. It is Anna who discovers Cindy’s dead body.
Anna Character Timeline in Behold the Dreamers
The timeline below shows where the character Anna appears in Behold the Dreamers. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
When Neni first goes to the Edwardses’ Hamptons house, she tries not to show Anna how “awed” she is by their large “two-story warm gray stone-and-wood-shingled house,” which they only... (full context)
...uncles is “the best drunkard in Bonjo,” who serenades the neighborhood on his best days. Anna says that servants who’ve worked for families with problems like the Edwardes’ end up losing... (full context)