The Late Americans by Brandon Taylor

The Late Americans

Brandon Taylor

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320 pages | first published 2023

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The author of the Booker Prize finalist Real Life and the bestselling Filthy Animals returns with a deeply involving new novel of young men and women at a crossroadsIn the shared and private spaces of Iowa City, a loose circle of lovers and friend...
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Summary of 18 reviews


emotional 100%
reflective 100%
sad 42%
challenging 28%
dark 14%
hopeful 14%
tense 14%


medium 57%
slow 42%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 85% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 57% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 71% | Yes: 28%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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