And How It Had Happened She Wasn T Sure, Except That She Knew She Had Leaned Toward Him, Turned Her Face Up Toward His And He Had Stopped, Keys In Hand, From Unlocking The Car Door He Had Looked At Her For A Long Moment, But She Had Kissed Him Of That She Was Sure It S Up To You, He Said When They Broke Apart You Must Know I Want You To Come Up They Kissed Again And Then They Leaned Together His Hair Smelled Like Wood Stay Or Go, He Said Stay, She Said In A Small Voice In His Left EarAgainst The Backdrop Of Central American Politics, This Suspenseful First Novel From Award Winning Poet Janet McAdams Explores The Journey From Loss To Possibility, From The Secrets Of The Past To The Longings Of The Present I m evangelizing this novel and urge all to read it I ve already sent it to the usual suspects all of whom have reported in with jubilant appreciation. Really excited to teach this book, because it covers so much interesting and overlooked history the forced sterilization of Native women, the American Indian Movement and political radicalism, U.S interference in Central American wars, racial passing, domestic violence, and And for all that dark difficult history, it s a great read, with a complicated, compelling protagonist and a cast of mysterious characters I admire Janet McAdams so much, for writing a story that hasn t already been told exactly what you want from great fiction. The 1980s were a time of revolution and counterrevolution in Central America Most Americans ignored these wars and their own country s part in them A few took positions on one side or the other fewer still learned very much about what was going on Janet McAdams went to see for herself.Her time teaching at the American School in El Salvador provided background for this novel, as did her research on the forced sterilization of Native women in the United States Another writer might have made this material into a crude polemic, but McAdams insight into her characters moral dilemmas allowed her to make this novel into something far interesting.Read the book You won t regret it. A fascinating premise a young woman of Creek descent travels to Central America to find out what happened to her parents who disappeared during the height of the AIM movement for political reasons The current backdrop of U.S foreign policy and war in C.A during the 1980s adds another suspenseful dimension as the protagonists befriends suspicious ex pats there The novel is worth reading but disappoints in its structure and less than graceful movement from past to present and back again Also, the ending leaves a lot unexplained But I can count on one hand how many novels confront the politics of this time period, especially the fallout from the AIM movement.
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- 190 pages
- Red Weather
- Janet McAdams
- 07 July 2019 Janet McAdams