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In Terry McMillan's Waiting to Exhale the reader is introduced to four strong women at various points of their lives. Each searching for what everyone longs for: true love. Each woman experiences the pains of a new society that they thought they had left out of a long time ago.
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This romance is a coming of age for all women, although centered around just African Americans,McMillan uses descriptive terms to convey emotions to all readers.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   boatload of casual sex without love Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Woman's story?    -   Yes Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Black (American) Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   impregnation/reproduction Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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