Julio Reategui: Lituma in Greenhouse Prostitute in the Amazon region, where he meets his future bride, Bonifacia. They return to Piura and live together until Lituma takes part in a fatal game of Russian roulette and is sentenced to ten years in jail. Characters[ edit ] Anselmo: He lives a lonely life there, visited once a year by his aging friend Aquilino. They live on in Greenhouse Prostitute island on the Santiago River deep within the jungle. Antonia Tonita: The novel concludes with a five-chapter epilogue.