Boulder Book Club
for Writers

1 December 2019

The House Of Broken Angels
by Luis Alberto Urrea

                    Book Club: 4:00 - 5:30              Conversation: 5:30 @ Tahona

1. Author / Publisher Intent

2. Stylistic Choices

3. Structure, Pacing

4. Climax - what changed?

5. Scene sleuthing

Why we're here

Literary Forensics

Who we are

Arch Plot Structure

The House Of Broken Angels - Luis Alberto Urrea

  • Marketing: Emigration & Immigration, Emigration & Immigration Studies, Hispanic American Literature
  • Genres: Literary Fiction
  • Genre: Realistic, Present Day, Arch-Plot Long-Form
  • Word count: 88,898
  • Print Pages: 337

  • Tense: Past
  • POV: 3rd Person: Omniscient

  • Publish date: March 6, 2018
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Sold By: Hachette Book Group
  • Awards: 2018 NYT 100 Notable Books

  • 7 possible Plot Types:
    • Overcoming the Monster
    • Rags to Riches
    • The Quest
    • Voyage and Return
    • Comedy
    • Tragedy
    • Rebirth

  • 4 possible Story Types:
    • Milieu
    • Idea
    • Character
    • Event

Word Cloud

Sentiment Analysis

Next Book Club Meetings

January 5 - On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous (2019) - Ocean Vuong
February 2 - Trust Exercise (2019) - Susan Choi
March 1 - The Lady In The Lake (2019) - Laura Lippman
April 5 - Fleishman Is In Trouble (2019) - Taffy Brodesser-Akner
May 3 - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
(2009, translated 2019) - Olga Tokarczuk



Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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Happy
Sleuthing!