Recitatif by Toni Morrison

Recitatif

Toni Morrison with Zadie Smith (Contributor)

Recitatif

Toni Morrison with Zadie Smith (Contributor)

fiction literary race short stories emotional reflective medium-paced

96 pages | first published 1983

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In this 1983 short story–the only short story Morrison ever wrote–we meet Twyla and Roberta, who have known each other since they were eight years old and spent four months together as roommates in St. Bonaventure shelter. Inseparable then, they l...
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Summary of 888 reviews

Moods

reflective 85%
challenging 53%
emotional 38%
mysterious 22%
sad 13%
informative 12%
tense 12%
dark 11%
inspiring 3%
hopeful 2%

Pace

fast 64%
medium 30%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 84% | A mix: 12% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 47% | Yes: 40% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 62% | No: 15% | Yes: 15% | N/A: 6%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 12% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.39

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