An eight-year-old girl who is orphaned when her father, José Angelico, is killed in a police interrogation. Pia is abandoned in the city graveyard by her foster family after her father fails to show up there, but she survives because some street kids feel sorry for her and they feed her scraps of food. Raphael, Gardo, and Rat meet Pia when they find her half-starved and waiting for her father by her family gravestone. Pia is too young to realize that her father hid the fortune he stole from the corrupt Senator Zapanta in a grave marked with Pia’s name. After finding this money, the boys take Pia under their wing, and she escapes with them to a better life at the end of the story—just as her father wished.
Pia Dante Angelico Quotes in Trash
The Trash quotes below are all either spoken by Pia Dante Angelico or refer to Pia Dante Angelico . For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Ember edition of Trash published in 2011.).
Part 5: Chapter 1 Quotes
Part 5: Chapter 5 Quotes
I wanted to hang back and see what happened when the first trash boy of the morning hooked up—not a stupp, but a hundred dollar bill.
Pia Dante Angelico Character Timeline in Trash
The timeline below shows where the character Pia Dante Angelico appears in Trash. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2: Chapter 4
Part 3: Chapter 10
...favorites. José Angelico visited Olondriz in prison last year and he wanted Olondriz to meet Pia Dante because Olondriz was her godfather. Weeping, Olondriz says that José Angelico had high hopes of... (full context)
Part 4: Chapter 7
Part 5: Chapter 2
...of José Angelico,” “the brightest light” is etched, which makes Raphael shiver. The boys see Pia Dante ’s grave stacked on top and they read out the familiar words “seeds,” “harvest,” and... (full context)
Part 5: Chapter 3
Part 5: Chapter 4
Part 5: Chapter 5
Part 5: Chapter 6
...letter from José Angelico asks whomever finds this letter to take care of his daughter, Pia Dante . Angelico explains how, inspired by Gabriel Olondriz’s efforts, he meticulously planned over years to... (full context)