Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Trouble the Saints
Magical. Alaya Dawn Johnson presents the perspectives of three characters in her novel titled, Trouble the Saints. In the first section, we meet an assassin named Pea whose hands have an unexplained, inherited, magical power. Pea’s lover, Dev, comes next, and we learn more about Pea and others from his perspective. By the time a dancer named Tamara gives her perspective, we know her well enough to increase our appreciation of her humanity and complexity. The prose often sings, and the setting in New York in the 1940s is drawn with great skill. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Trouble the Saints from amazon.com.