|Plot Summary of Clay's Quilt|
|"In this semi-autobiogragical novel, we meet a young man named Clay. He works as a coal miner. Other characters include his best friend Cake and a cousin, Dreama along with assorted other relatives.
It is a sensitive picture of a place foreign to many Americans and describes a way of life that is vanishing rapidly.
Clay's struggles to accept his mother's early and violent death war with his desire to live and to find love. He seeks to be released from the multi generational history he has in his home area but yet he glories in it. The book ends with Clay building a house near that of his family, newly married, and eager to begin life - a life he will build on his terms."
Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Clay's Quilt|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
- story of the poor
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American South
If story of urban/rural...
- Small town life
- blue collar
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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