The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories by Don DeLillo

The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories

Don DeLillo

211 pages first pub 2011 (editions)

fiction literary short stories reflective slow-paced


The Angel Esmerelda is Don DeLillo's first collection of short stories, written between 1979 and 2011; in it he represents the wide range of human experience in contemporary America – and forces us to confront the uncomfortable shadows lurking in ...

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Community Reviews Summary of 177 reviews


dark 60%
reflective 60%
challenging 20%
emotional 20%
funny 20%
mysterious 20%
relaxing 20%
sad 20%


slow 60%
medium 40%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Character: 25% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | N/A: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 100%

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