Ruth’s younger sister. The smartest of her siblings and the best performing in school, Ruth believed Dee-Dee to be their father’s favorite. Of all her siblings, Dee-Dee was the only one born in the United States. She was emotionally closed off, but opened up to Ruth to ask her to stay in Suffolk with the family instead of returning to New York City, a promise Ruth broke, destroying her relationship with Dee-Dee forever.
Gladys “Dee-Dee” Shilsky Character Timeline in The Color of Water
The timeline below shows where the character Gladys “Dee-Dee” Shilsky appears in The Color of Water. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7: Sam
Chapter 19: The Promise
Chapter 20: Old Man Shilsky
Chapter 22: A Jew Discovered
...records, as well as the graveyard where his grandmother, Mameh, is buried. He’s discovered that Dee-Dee dropped out of high school right before Mameh died, and though he suspects he could... (full context)
Chapter 23: Dennis