Ray’s mother, Ruana, is a fierce and independent spirit. Her separate encounters with both Jack and Abigail charge their lives with meaning in the face of despair. She tells Jack that if her child had been murdered, she would find out who was responsible, and “quietly” kill them when she was absolutely sure, while a chance encounter with Abigail leaves Abigail dreaming of the possibilities of a life somewhere else. The free-spirited Ruana is a conduit for the Salmons’ desires, and a proponent of justice no matter the cost.
Ruana Singh Character Timeline in The Lovely Bones
The timeline below shows where the character Ruana Singh appears in The Lovely Bones. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...house while Abigail follows the smell of foreign cigarettes to the Singhs’ backyard. She finds Ruana there, enjoying a smoke. Ruana explains that her husband is hosting a party inside, and... (full context)
...leaving the bike shop the previous evening, they returned to the Singhs’ and fell asleep. Ruana checked on them in the middle of the night and saw them sleeping together, entwined... (full context)