When the Whales Leave by Yuri Rytkheu

When the Whales Leave

Seedbank

Yuri Rytkheu with Ilona Yazhbin Chavasse (Translator)

fiction literary reflective slow-paced

144 pages | first published 1977

Description

Nau cannot remember a time when she was not one with the world around her: with the fast breeze, the green grass, the high clouds, and the endless blue sky above the Shingled Spit. But her greatest joy is to visit the sea, where whales gather ever...
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Community Reviews

summary of 27 ratings (see reviews)

Moods

reflective 100%
emotional 50%
hopeful 50%
sad 50%
dark 25%
inspiring 25%
mysterious 25%
relaxing 25%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 25%
fast 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 33% | No: 33% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 66% | No: 33%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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

Average rating

4.31