Towhee Freshwater is a character in the Melisende Dulac Series.
Towhee is a nickname given to her by her brother Emile. Originally, he was the only person to use it, in a teasing but playful way. "Because she chirps and has crazy eyes like a spotted towhee." After the family annihilation she insisted everyone call her Towhee and refused to answer to her given name, Odelia.
Towhee drives a blue 1985 Ford F-250.
In her first appearance, Melisende described her thus:
“She was about my height, five-nine, and broad shouldered with dark brown hair pulled back from her round face. Under her neon orange quilted jacket, she wore a black, shapeless turtleneck, white leggings, and grey boots polished to a mirror finish. Her large, wide-set russet eyes bounced around the lobby like a sparrow checking for a hawk.”
More generally, she wears her hair in different colors each week, green, blue, pink, or even all three. At times she ties it back in a prim bun, others she gels up into a sharp Mohawk. Her shoulders and chest are as broad as a weightlifter’s, tapering down to a narrow waist and slender legs.
See Family Trees for family relationships.
- Clark Freshwater, father
- Dorothy Freshwater, mother
- Emile Freshwater, brother
- Virginia Newland, foster mother
- Dearth Newland, foster father
- Melisende Dulac, friend
Points of Interest
- Memory Garden (Work on this novel is on indefinite hold.)
- Memory Garden, Chapter 2