Cunning Prosposals Book Summary and Study Guide

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Cunning Proposals is a romance/detective story involving a plan initiated by the governor encouraging community leaders to submit proposals in the hopes of utilizing appropriated funds earmarked for Chicago. As the story unfolds, certain community leaders and individuals develop creative ways to misuse these funds.
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One of the main characters is a real estate tycoon who has ties to the Mafia. He opens an illegal casino and convinces his innocent employee to manage it, and she gets involved. The casino operates for over a year and a half before the authorities discover unusual occurrences in its vicinity.

The female attorney from the State Attorney's Office is a career-oriented woman and tries hard not to fall in love with the special investigator also assigned to the case. The characters' lives intertwine, resulting in an entertaining story that involves crime, love, drama, and murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very upbeat Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   casino crime General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Is Romance a MAJOR (25%+) part of story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Has special powers?    -   Yes Ethnicity/Race    -   Black


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   descript. of breasts    -   descript. of other female areas    -   descript. of male nudity Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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