Long Train to the Redeeming Sin Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Long Train to the Redeeming Sin

This is a strange, very dramatic collection of short stories about fascinating African women. I was disturbed
by it, but I couldn't put it down.
This report prepared by Elizabeth Schooner

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Inside culture (main char)    -   Black Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   African Black Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   slave Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can read emotions Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Vagia talk! Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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