The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

375 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction short stories challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

Now entering its second century, the prestigious annual story anthology has a new title, a new package, and a new guest editor format. The Best Short Stories 2021: The O. Henry Prize Winners--continuing a century-long tradition of cutting-edge lit...

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Moods

emotional 85%
reflective 71%
challenging 57%
dark 39%
sad 32%
adventurous 21%
funny 21%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 14%
relaxing 14%
tense 14%
informative 10%
mysterious 10%
lighthearted 7%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 22%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | N/A: 30% | Character: 10% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

N/A: 41% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 29%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | N/A: 33% | Yes: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | N/A: 10%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 42% | Yes: 36% | It's complicated: 21%

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