Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Love After Love

Book: Love After Love

Author: Ingrid Persaud

After Betty Ramdin's husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time, the three become a family, loving each other deeply and depending upon one another. Then, one fateful night, Solo overhears Betty confiding in Mr. Chetan and learns a secret that plunges him into torment.

Solo flees Trinidad for New York to carve out a lonely existence as an undocumented immigrant, and Mr. Chetan remains the singular thread holding mother and son together. But soon, Mr. Chetan's own burdensome secret is revealed, with heartbreaking consequences. Love After Love interrogates love and family in all its myriad meanings and forms, asking how we might exchange an illusory love for one that is truly fulfilling.-Goodreads

Review: This was a surprisingly emotional book about Betty, a single mom in Trinidad, her best friend and roommate Mr. Chetan and Betty’s son, Solo. This was well written, engaging and I really connected with the characters. 

Grade: 4/5 

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