The Wind Done Gone Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of The Wind Done Gone

Billed by its publishers as a "parody," "The Wind Done Gone" tells the tale of Cynara, the half-sister of Scarlett O'hara of "Gone With the Wind" fame. Featuring references to characters found in Mitchell's honored classic, the book presents an alternative look at life of a mulatto as she attempts to balance life during Reconstruction. The book can spawn discussion, even if nothing more than about Randall's unusual narrative style, alternately poetic, touching, and a wee bit confusing.
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Plot & Themes

Political/social activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   general liberal/left wing activism    -   women fighting for rights    -   racism!!!! Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Outside culture (society)    -   American Black    -   American South If story of urban/rural...    -   Small town life Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American)


Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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