Thank you to the publisher for my free copy to review. All opinions are my own.
I was immediately immersed in this multi-generational family drama. One generation is just coming out of WWII, the next is in the early 80s, and the last one is just after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area.
Set in New Orleans, Sexton does a great job of demonstrating how racial disparity has affected many families, but the repercussions can be related to Black people all over the US, not just in this region. I was rooting for this family to succeed.
It’s a timely debut, although the novel did feel a little short and I wanted more of a conclusion for the ending. I thought the writing was great and I found myself totally invested in the stories.
This one was released last August, but I’m curious what your thoughts are if you’ve read it!