LaJoe’s only and closest friend, Rochelle, plays an important role in her life. Rochelle is devoted to LaJoe’s family and is “like a second mother” to Lafeyette and Pharoah. She often tries to support the Rivers family emotionally and financially. She does not have a steady job but organizes monthly card games that give her enough money to live.
Rochelle Character Timeline in There Are No Children Here
The timeline below shows where the character Rochelle appears in There Are No Children Here. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...in the narrow parking lot by the Riverses’ building. One such day, when LaJoe and Rochelle are watching the children play around, LaJoe worriedly notes that Pharoah has recently been daydreaming... (full context)
...her and shield her from the difficulties of life. One year ago, after LaJoe and Rochelle were robbed by two teenagers who severed nerves in LaJoe’s fingers with a knife, Lafeyette... (full context)
...LaJoe receives her Public Aid check, she hires a taxi cab to go shopping with Rochelle in supermarkets farther from the neighborhood, where they charge much lower prices. She returns with... (full context)
...spend more time away from her family, spending more time playing cards or talking with Rochelle, seeking support in her friend. While her children claim that they understand her absences and... (full context)