Southland by Nina Revoyr


Nina Revoyr

fiction historical lgbtqia+ mystery mysterious reflective medium-paced

350 pages | first published 2003


"[A]n absolutely compelling story of family and racial tragedy. Revoyr’s novel is honest in detailing southern California’s brutal history, and honorable in showing how families survived with love and tenacity and dignity."—Susan Straight, author ...
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informative 100%
dark 75%
sad 75%
challenging 50%
emotional 50%
tense 50%
funny 25%
hopeful 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%


medium 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 75% | Plot: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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