|Plot Summary of Damage|
|"Josephine Hart's initial novel Damage is an obsessively dark and intense work. She writes about a middle aged, British doctor, Stephen Fleming and his family. The doctor has a pretty and loving wife along with decent children, one of whom has a young girlfriend/fiancée-to-be named Anna. Stephen and Anna are attracted to one another instantly and begin an illicit affair despite the dangers to themselves and everyone around them. Anna herself had a traumatic background due to her brother's self-inflicted death years before. There is no fairytale ending here as the affair has tragic results."
David Fletcher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Damage|
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Time/era of story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- much younger/older
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- descript of kissing
- touching of anatomy
- actual description of hetero sex
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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