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 84%
challenging 63%
emotional 57%
mysterious 31%
adventurous 26%
dark 21%
informative 21%
sad 10%
tense 5%

Pace

slow 66%
medium 28%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 81% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 6%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 43% | No: 6%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 52% | No: 41% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12%

Average rating

3.67