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 254 reviews


reflective 66%
dark 50%
challenging 33%
mysterious 33%
adventurous 16%
emotional 16%
funny 16%
relaxing 16%
sad 16%


slow 50%
medium 50%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 60% | Character: 20% | Plot: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 25% | No: 25%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

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