|Plot Summary of The Passion|
|"Henri is a simple farm boy who has joined the army during the napoleonic wars. He gets a job as a cook and eventually becomes the personal chef to his idol, Napoleon. However, Henri experiences combat during Napoleon's brutal russian campgain. It is in Russia that Henri meets Villenelle, a young woman from Venice with webbed feet, whose husband sold her to the french army as a prositute. He also meets Partick, an priest excommunicated for watching young women undress. Together these three desert the army and make a journey across europe to their homes. But when the journey is over they must confront problems from their past, Villenelle's husband, as well as her old lover, and a chef Henri had offeneded years earlier who still looks for revenge. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Passion|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Kind of sex:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians
- War, general
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- Eastern Europe
- fort/military installation
- rotating 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- a lot of flashback and forwards
- No single main character?
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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