Red Island House by Andrea Lee

Red Island House

Andrea Lee

fiction contemporary literary challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

288 pages | first published 2021

Description

From National Book Award-nominated writer Andrea Lee, an epic, gorgeously evocative novel about love and identity, following two decades in the marriage between an African American professor and her wealthy Italian husband as it unfolds on the rem...
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Moods

reflective 85%
challenging 59%
emotional 48%
mysterious 29%
adventurous 25%
informative 22%
dark 18%
sad 11%
funny 3%
tense 3%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 30%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 86% | A mix: 8% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 52% | Yes: 38% | N/A: 4% | No: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 56% | No: 34% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 95% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 9%

Average rating

3.63