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Tristessa Book Review Summary

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Tristessa takes place in Mexico. The narrator describes the beauty of Tristessa and her addiction to morphine. They as well as other odd characters use drugs and have wild nights in a bedroom and out in the Mexican streets. The story is meditative and studys a few different animals throughout and reflects on philosophy and different religions.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   nature of existence (heavy philosophy) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   drugs

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   5 () The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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