The Street by Ann Petry

The Street

Ann Petry with Tayari Jones (Contributor)

The Street

Ann Petry with Tayari Jones (Contributor)

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

378 pages | first published 1946

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WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR TAYARI JONES "How can a novel's social criticism be so unflinching and clear, yet its plot moves like a house on fire? I am tempted to describe Petry as a magician for the many ways ...
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Summary of 766 reviews

Moods

emotional 69%
sad 69%
dark 66%
reflective 52%
tense 48%
challenging 40%
informative 13%
mysterious 4%
inspiring 2%

Pace

medium 62%
slow 26%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 64% | A mix: 28% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 65% | Yes: 22% | No: 10% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 81% | No: 9% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 18% | No: 16% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.37

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