Animal Spirit: Stories by Francesca Marciano

Animal Spirit: Stories

Francesca Marciano

256 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction short stories reflective slow-paced


Centered in Rome but transporting us into worlds as varied and alluring as they are emotionally real, Francesca Marciano's stories paint landscapes that are populated--vividly, hauntingly--by animals: from violent seagulls and starlings circling t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 27 reviews


reflective 100%
emotional 66%
dark 33%
hopeful 33%
mysterious 33%
adventurous 16%
challenging 16%
funny 16%
inspiring 16%
lighthearted 16%
sad 16%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Character: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | N/A: 25%

Loveable characters?

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

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 50% | No: 50%

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