At Once, A Year Of Favor Will Remind Readers Of Joan Didion S A Book Of Common Prayer And Of C.J Koch S The Year Of Living Dangerously It Is A Timely First Novel That Will Win A Devoted Readership For Julia MacDonnell Her Taut, Sometimes Brutal Prose And Her Ability To Cut To The Heart Of Human Nature Establish Her As An Important New Voice In Fiction Elizabeth Guerrera Has Been Working The South Bronx Beat For New York S Herald Sun For Too Long When She Finally Gets Her Big Break As The New Correspondent In The Civil War Torn Central American Country Of Bellavista, Lizzie Finally Has The Chance To File The Front Page Stories She S Always Dreamed Of Writing Once In Libertad, The Nation S Capital, Lizzie Quickly Finds Her Loyalties Divided She Is Seduced By General Rivas Valdez, The Minister Of Defense For The Ruling Junta And The U.S State Department S Choice To Run The Country Rivas Valdez S Searing Sexuality Is Corrupted By His Desire To Inflict Pain On Those He Touches As Lizzie Uncovers The Layers Of Lies And Deceit That Veil The Bellavistan Landscape, She Will Discover The Extent Of His Cruelty At The Same Time, Lizzie Is Befriended By The Debutante Turned Midwife Mary Healy Mary Tries To Show Lizzie The True Horrors Of General Rivas S Regime The Countless Civilians Killed At Point Blank Range And Dumped Into Unmarked Mass Graves But In Bellavista, The Truth Is Elusive It Lies Somewhere Beyond The Reach Of Daily Journalism Lizzie S Increasingly Desperate Efforts Take Her To The Darkest Heart Of Bellavista, A Lush And Dangerous Place Where Power Grows From Terror And Deniability A Place Of Impacted Hatred And Institutionalized Injustice A Year Of Favor Is A Rich, Suspenseful Tale Full Of Seductive Settings And Compelling Characters The Themes Explored Will Leave An Indelible Impression On Readers Of This Important First Novel. Sometimes hard to follow Intriguing story, but frustrating how helpless and stupid main character was Brutally honest graphic at time with respect to government slaughtering helpless civilians.
- 330 pages
- A Year of Favor: A Novel
- Julia MacDonnell
- 05 July 2017 Julia MacDonnell