The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman

The Drowning Season

Alice Hoffman

244 pages first pub 1979 (editions) user-added

fiction magical realism emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced


The New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic presents a "stunning and hypnotic" novel that "interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy"(Publishers Weekly).On a secluded waterfront estate on the North Shor...

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emotional 50%
mysterious 50%
sad 50%
dark 25%
inspiring 25%
reflective 25%


slow 60%
medium 40%

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Character: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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