Characters : Kaija (Kai)

Name: Kaija (Kai)

Series: Dusk in Kalevia

Description: A young rebel who resolved to join the resistance movement in Kalevia following her father’s death at the hands of the Communist government. She prefers to hide her gender, dressing in men’s clothing and using the masculine name “Kai.” She works at a print shop, where she and some of the other printers secretly produce and disseminate banned literature in their off-hours. In demeanor, she’s serious and tough, but her sense of responsibility and levelheadedness make her well-liked by those who know her.

Notes on name: Kaija, which is a Finnish version of Katarina, can easily be shortened to Kai, a masculine name. Pronounced Kai-ya.