Harper's Bazaar (USA)



BY JONATHAN ESCOFFERY Unfolding across a collection of interconne­cted short stories, Escoffery’s debut explores the dark underbelly of the American dream through the travails of a Jamaican immigrant family in Miami as it confronts poverty, racism, and natural disasters. In the opening entry, the book’s chief protagonis­t, Trelawny, the younger of two sons, strives to define his place and identity as a light-skinned mixedrace man. From there, Escoffery artfully charts Trelawny’s path as he struggles to make his way in the world and survive. (MCD)

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