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This is the story of a contemporary woman who traces her cross-continental family diaspora which originates with the Portuguese slave trade in India in the 17th century.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   18th century Inside culture (main char)    -   Indian (Ghandi, not Sitting Bull) Other aspects:    -   immigrant story Culture clash?    -   visiting a culture in other country    -   Being oppressed by outside culture Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   African Black If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can change shapes Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Indian Indian

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   India Africa    -   Yes Kind of Africa:    -   Black Africa

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   lesbians!    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   rape/molest

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