Thursday, June 8, 2017
Salsa (A Vintage Short)
author: Mary Gordon
average rating: 4.00
read at: 2017/06/08
date added: 2017/06/08
'Salsa' by Mary Gordon is about a the dance, not the condiment. It's also about a wronged daughter and a second chance.
Silvia is eighteen and pretty world-wise. Her father is a salsa dancer and makes tapes, but when Silvia catches him with another woman, she kicks him out and changes the locks. She and her mother have to care for one another, but she meets a man named Will who is so unlike the other men in her life. When Silvia falls ill, she is usually left to tend to herself, but Will steps in. When Will finds out about Silvia's father's birthday, he urges her to attend the party and look for reconciliation.
It's a really short read, but there is a lot happening in this story, and I felt like some of the characters were fleshed out better than some much longer novels I've read. This is good writing, with tight, economical story building, but not lacking in depth.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Vintage, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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