Friday, July 1, 2016
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa, pummels readers with a riot of words and a display of a wide range of thoughts and feelings. Set on one day in 1990 in Seattle at the gathering of delegates and protestors for the World Trade Organization conference, the novel sweeps readers into the sights and sounds of the street protests and riot. So much of what we do as humans does not turn out the way we planned, and we do things based on either thoughts or feelings that cause our reactions in a moment to display what values direct us, whether we admit to them or not. Yapa’s energetic prose, and shifting perspectives by multiple characters can be a challenge to absorb. I found his dynamic writing to be exciting and a pleasure to read. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Your Heart from amazon.com.