|Plot Summary of The Feast of All Saints|
|"In this novel, we are introduced to the 1840's world of free people of mixed racial heritage in New Orleans. The main character is Marcel, a teen whose father is a rich white planter and whose mother is his mixed race mistress. Marcel begins to have trouble in school and makes the acquaintance of a local hero, Christophe, who has just returned from Paris and has had several books and articles published. A taboo relationship develops between Marcel and Christophe's mother. There is a strong attraction between Christophe and Marcel also, which is alluded to throughout the book. Marcel is struggling to come to terms with the racial injustice of his world and finally betrayal by his father. There are lots of other characters and plot lines throughout, including Marcels sister and his boyhood friend Anna Bella. Glimpses of the slave trade, as seen from various different perspectives adds interest also."
Kim Mills, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Feast of All Saints|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kids growing up/acting up?
Inside culture (main char)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American South
- American American
If story of urban/rural...
- Big city life
Age group of kid(s) in story:
- high school
Something wrong upstairs/downstairs?
- searching for identity/meaning
Parents/lack of parents problem?
- rebelling against parent's expectations
- gay guy urges
- a teen
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- soggy whimpering jelly muffin
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a substantial amount
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Deep South
- New Orleans
- mostly 3rd
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
- rape/molest (yeech!)
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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