The Sleeping Car Porter by Suzette Mayr

The Sleeping Car Porter

Suzette Mayr

fiction historical lgbtqia+ emotional reflective medium-paced

244 pages | first published 2022

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When a mudslide strands a train, Baxter, a queer Black sleeping car porter, must contend with the perils of white passengers, ghosts, and his secret love affairThe Sleeping Car Porter brings to life an important part of Black history in North Amer...
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Summary of 20 reviews


reflective 76%
emotional 61%
sad 53%
tense 38%
challenging 30%
dark 30%
informative 30%
mysterious 15%
adventurous 7%
funny 7%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%
relaxing 7%


medium 71%
slow 14%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 41%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 16% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 58% | Yes: 41%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 41% | Yes: 41% | No: 16%

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