|Plot Summary of Undercurrents: A Novel|
|"The basis of this story is a woman leaving her husband and taking her child to a seaside town in France with 10,000 Francs in cash. The father dispatches a private detective to track her down. But the story is so sensuously and descriptively written, the prose poetic and haunting that you read the book as if in a dream being caressed by the imagery of the words. There is an estate agent who fancies his chances, and a surfer who befriends both mother and daughter as subplots. A beautiful dreamlike book.
John Marcel, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Undercurrents: A Novel|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Inside culture (main char)
Family, struggle with
- vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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