Cándido’s first wife and América’s older sister. After seven years of Cándido spending most of each year working in the United States, Resurrección leaves him for an alcoholic man named Teófilo Aguadulce. By the time Cándido returns home and learns that his wife has left him, Resurrección is living in another town and is six months pregnant with Teófilo’s child. Ressurreccion’s pregnancy is particularly galling to Cándido since she never became pregnant during the seven years he was married to her.
Resurrección Character Timeline in The Tortilla Curtain
The timeline below shows where the character Resurrección appears in The Tortilla Curtain. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 2