Tropic of Orange: A Novel Topics for Discussion

Karen Tei Yamashita
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Rafaela's son is named Sol. Sol means sun. Considering the boy's role in the novel, what could be the significance of his name?

The novel comes from the perspectives of seven different protagonists. How does getting installments of the plot from seven different voices heighten the tension?

Prior the beginning of the novel, the author includes a table called HyperContexts. Do you find this table useful, and does it help you to mentally manage hearing a story from so many different points of view?

One of the minor characters is named "C. Juarez." Can you think of an entity that is often in the news today for illegal activity that goes by a similar name? How is this characteristic of the author's exhaustive knowledge and research in crafting the story?

Tropic of Orange contains elements of magical realism that intensify as the novel progresses...

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