Peel My Love Like An Onion Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young flamenco dancer, Carmen the Cripple, finds her future greatly changed when she forsakes her long-time lover for his godson. A rivalry takes both lovers away, her polio returns, her career appears to be over, and her family relationships get more complex. Carmen learns resilience and independence to win small but glorious victories.
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The writing is lyrical, with charming twists of language that create the "otherness" of the flamenco and gypsy culture.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   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 Brain/Body disability?    -   physical disability Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   musician


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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