Four Minutes by Nataliya Deleva

Four Minutes

Nataliya Deleva with Izidora Angel (Translator)

fiction contemporary lgbtqia+ literary challenging reflective medium-paced

160 pages | first published 2021

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Giving voice to people living on the periphery in post-communist Bulgaria, Four Minutes centers around Leah, an orphan who suffered daily horrors growing up, and now struggles to integrate into society as a gay woman. She confronts her trauma by t...
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Summary of 43 reviews


emotional 81%
dark 75%
reflective 62%
sad 56%
challenging 31%
hopeful 12%
mysterious 6%
tense 6%


medium 64%
fast 21%
slow 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 100%

Strong character development?

Yes: 50% | It's complicated: 33% | No: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 16% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 71% | It's complicated: 28%

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