This book review was written by Eugene Kernes
Is This An Overview?
A collection of short stories about choices that need to be made. Each story reflects the complexity of values and identities. Choices that challenge the values of the character. Challenge the character’s loyalty and belonging. Choices that are about change. Each choice is bound in conflict, a personal dilemma that effects who the person is, wants to become, or has no choice but to be. In each story, the character is both part of and exiled from the people or places they love. Their interactions indicate their struggle to reconcile the opposing demands on who they are. The characters come from different backgrounds, have different lives, and share their different experiences. The stories are a reflection of the author’s political values, given rise due to people’s conditions.
The writing quality of the stories is mixed. The stories are short, therefore have limited details. But, what the stories have is depth of meaning. The stories raise valuable questions about values.