A girl in “My Tocaya” who has skipped several grades in school and works for her father at Father & Son’s Taco Palace No. 2. Trish wears “glitter high heels” to school, a choice the Tocaya narrator critiques by saying that anybody who styles herself in this manner is “destined for trouble.” She also speaks in a “breathless and sexy” fake voice like “a British Marilyn Monroe.” When she goes missing, the narrator guesses that she ran away from home, perhaps to escape her abusive father. In her absence, everybody (except the narrator) says nice things about her, even if they hardly know her. The narrator, for her part, only cares about Trish’s absence because Trish was in the middle of setting her up with Max Lucas Luna Luna. After Trish is declared dead, she wanders into the police station, relieving everybody but the narrator, who jokes that she doesn’t even know how to “die right.”
Patricia Bernadette Benavídez (Trish) Character Timeline in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
The timeline below shows where the character Patricia Bernadette Benavídez (Trish) appears in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.