Mortified

Amid the disenchantment surrounding Castro’s early 1980s regime and her husband’s failed attempts at organizing a revolution of his own, Soledad takes her two children, Ulises and Isabel, and flees, not to a pseudo-Cuban community of refugees in Miami but onward to Hartford, Connecticut. There, she begins a relationship with a foreigner, a Dutchman named…

The Lauras

Alex’s mother leaves home in the middle of the night, taking 13-year-old Alex with her. What starts off as a reaction to a domestic dispute becomes an extended road trip and series of relocations that takes the pair from Virginia to Florida and then across the country. Over the course of the novel, we follow…