Miss Reba

Character Key: 
Display Name: 
Miss Reba
Sort Name: 
Reba, Miss
AKA: 
Reba Rivers
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Female
Class: 
Lower Class
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Criminal
Specific Job: 
Brothel Madam
Biography: 

Miss Reba runs one of Memphis' best-known houses of prostitution in both Sanctuary and The Reivers. She is twenty years younger in this novel than when she appears in the first one, and much warmer. Lucius describes her at first as "a young woman . . . with a kind hard handsome face and hair that was too red" (96). She is hard on the man she lives with, or at least on his failings, and also a hard drinker, and knows how to exert her authority as a prominent and wealthy woman, but in this story she uses that power selflessly.

Property Status: 
owns house
owns business
Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
Character changes class in this text: 

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