I have voiced my opinion on directorial debuts, now onto first-time authors.
Yolanda Sahagun is anticipating the arrival of her older brother Chuy, who is returning from Vietnam. But upon his return, it is evident that the war has changed him.
The fact that the novel is in first person shows more of Yolanda's feeling than if it was in third person. The mood throughout may feel bleak, but Yolanda's optimism manages to keep the book uplifting. Patricia Santana's writing seems typical among first-time authors, but she is very good for a first timer.
My Rating: ****