The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree by Shokoofeh Azar

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree

Shokoofeh Azar

fiction historical magical realism challenging emotional reflective slow-paced

268 pages | first published 2017

Description

The Enlightenment of the Greengage Tree is an extraordinarily powerful and evocative literary novel set in Iran in the period immediately after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. Using the lyrical magic realism style of classical Persian storytelling...
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Moods

emotional 67%
reflective 58%
challenging 55%
sad 55%
dark 44%
mysterious 36%
adventurous 29%
informative 27%
inspiring 15%
tense 15%
hopeful 12%
lighthearted 3%

Pace

medium 53%
slow 37%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 54% | Character: 25% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 5%

Strong character development?

Yes: 48% | It's complicated: 32% | No: 12% | N/A: 8%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 8% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 77% | N/A: 10% | It's complicated: 6% | No: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 38% | It's complicated: 30% | No: 26% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.03