How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Cherie Jones

fiction historical literary dark emotional medium-paced

288 pages | first published 2021

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A debut novel in the tradition of Zadie Smith and Marlon James, from a brilliant Caribbean writer, set in Barbados, about four people each desperate to escape their legacy of violence in a so-called "paradise." In Baxter Beach, Barbados, moneyed e...
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Moods

dark 90%
emotional 70%
sad 66%
tense 57%
challenging 44%
reflective 16%
mysterious 12%
adventurous 4%
hopeful 2%
funny 0%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 68%
slow 19%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 37% | Plot: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 18% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | No: 29% | Yes: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 90% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 3% | N/A: 0%

Average rating

3.73