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O Xará, by Rafael Mantovani, Jhumpa Lahiri

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sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


Medium paced, my ass. This book was very slow and hard for me to get into, but I have several friends who loved it. So maybe it just hit me the wrong way? I really respect Lahiri and loved The Lowland. I found this one to be profoundly depressing and mundane. Particularly the romantic relationships were very formulaic and predictable. I also hate that the sister was not given more of a prominent role in the story. 

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