Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Bestiary

K-Ming Chang

259 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction lgbtqia+ magical realism challenging dark mysterious slow-paced

Description

Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family's queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets. LONGLISTED FOR THE CENTER FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL...

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Moods

challenging 69%
dark 60%
reflective 46%
emotional 43%
mysterious 41%
tense 18%
adventurous 17%
sad 16%
funny 14%
hopeful 2%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 51%
medium 44%
fast 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 78% | A mix: 15% | N/A: 3% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 41% | No: 13% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 54% | No: 24% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.51

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