Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Homegoing

Yaa Gyasi

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

320 pages | first published 2016

Description

A novel of breathtaking sweep and emotional power that traces three hundred years in Ghana and along the way also becomes a truly great American novel. Extraordinary for its exquisite language, its implacable sorrow, its soaring beauty, and for it...
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Moods

emotional 84%
reflective 70%
sad 55%
challenging 47%
informative 37%
dark 35%
inspiring 29%
hopeful 28%
adventurous 22%
tense 18%
mysterious 2%
funny 0%
lighthearted 0%
relaxing 0%

Pace

medium 71%
fast 17%
slow 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 24% | Plot: 5% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 37% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 65% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 93% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 1% | N/A: 0%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 44% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 20% | N/A: 3%

Average rating

4.57