|Plot Summary of October Suite|
|"October Brown and her sister Virgie have lost more than a family when their father kills their mother. Their internal response to this event is handled in two very different ways. The direction they take with their emotions is eloquently portrayed when October gives birth to a son, and decides to give him to Virgie to raise as her own. Using a minor theme of the upcoming jazz influence within the black community in the midwest before and after WW II, Claire takes the reader through the struggle of two sisters trying to make sense of their loss and reaching some kind of comfort in how the child they both love is raised. As more and more details are revealed, the reader is able to piece together a lost child-hood of two girls and their opportunity for forgiveness."
Dorothy Halligan, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of October Suite|
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Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Major part of story:
- general child raising
Coping with loss of loved one(s)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- mostly 1st
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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