Cry, the Beloved Country
by Alan Paton
Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
With a serious, idealistic, practically biblical title like Cry, the Beloved Country, you can bet that this isn't a dirty novel. And you would be right. In fact, this novel is so tragic and full of sorrow that it is the exact opposite of steamy. Sex may be happening offstage (we're looking at you, Gertrude!) but the plot and tone of the book is totally free of any naughty thoughts.