Torto Arado by Itamar Vieira Junior

280 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction historical literary magical realism emotional reflective sad medium-paced
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A moving book that brings the heritage of the classics. Bibiana and Belonísia are the daughters of workers on a farm in the Sertão da Bahia, descendants of slaves for whom abolition never went beyond a date marked on the calendar. Intrigued by a m...

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Moods

emotional 80%
reflective 78%
sad 47%
dark 34%
challenging 30%
inspiring 27%
tense 25%
informative 24%
mysterious 21%
hopeful 17%
adventurous 14%

Pace

medium 64%
slow 23%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 50% | A mix: 46% | Plot: 3%

Strong character development?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | No: 5% | It's complicated: 3% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 36% | No: 32% | It's complicated: 29% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

4.46

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