Iza's Ballad by Magda Szabó

Iza's Ballad

Magda Szabó with George Szirtes (Translator)

fiction classics literary emotional reflective slow-paced

352 pages

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From the author of The Door, selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2015 An NYRB Classics Original Like Magda Szab 's internationally acclaimed novel The Door, Iza's Ballad is a striking story of the relationshi...
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dark 100%
emotional 100%
sad 100%
challenging 50%
reflective 50%
tense 50%


slow 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 50%

Strong character development?

Yes: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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