Sunday, November 30, 2014
The Book of Unknown Americans
Beautifully told and heartbreaking this novel is told through the voices of the immigrants. Each resident in the apartment complex tells their story on why they came to America and how it has or hasn't lived up to their expectations. The two key voices however, are Alma and Mayor (the Panamanian boy), and each vignette helps piece together the story of trying to make a life in America.
It's a fast, hard to put down book filled with compassion, brutal honesty, and the perseverance of the human spirit.