Things We Lost to the Water by Eric Nguyen

Things We Lost to the Water

Eric Nguyen

fiction lgbtqia+ literary emotional reflective medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2021

Description

A stunning debut novel about an immigrant Vietnamese family who settle in New Orleans and struggle to remain connected to one another as their lives are inextricably reshaped. When Huong arrives in New Orleans with her two young sons, she is joble...
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Moods

emotional 87%
reflective 73%
sad 64%
challenging 22%
hopeful 22%
dark 17%
tense 16%
inspiring 12%
adventurous 10%
informative 7%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 63%
slow 23%
fast 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 79% | A mix: 20%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 2% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 46% | Yes: 44% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

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

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 20% | No: 7% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.89