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In Part One the characters are profiled separately. In Part Two they visit the same night club. One will find the possibility of love. The other will turn to violence. This is best described as Crime and Punishment with sexuality as it core.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   Italian    -   American Northeast Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Kind of sex:    -   rape    -   abortion    -   sexing oneself Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Misc setting    -   sewers/subways

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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