Tomb of Sand by Geetanjali Shree

Tomb of Sand

Geetanjali Shree with Daisy Rockwell (Translator)

740 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction literary emotional mysterious reflective medium-paced

Description

In northern India, an eighty-year-old woman slips into a deep depression at the death of her husband, then resurfaces to gain a new lease on life. Her determination to fly in the face of convention – including striking up a friendship with a hijra...

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Community Reviews Summary of 238 reviews

Moods

reflective 81%
emotional 70%
challenging 61%
funny 34%
mysterious 32%
adventurous 28%
sad 28%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 24%
informative 15%
dark 8%
lighthearted 8%
tense 5%
relaxing 4%

Pace

slow 69%
medium 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 72% | A mix: 26% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 67% | It's complicated: 27% | No: 4% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 69% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 9%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 94% | N/A: 2% | It's complicated: 1% | No: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 20% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.06

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