Friday, May 14, 2021
Brutality. The intensity of Fernanda Melchor’s prose in her novel titled, Hurricane Season, never seems to let up. Through long sentences and long paragraphs, multiple narrators run on and on about the depravity, violence, and brutality in the Mexican village where the novel is set. By the time we’ve heard from every narrator, the chronology makes sense, and we know what life and death are like in the village, and we are ready to depart, somewhat brutalized ourselves from what we’ve read. Melchor’s talent will make this excursion worthwhile for those readers who enjoy finely written literary fiction. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Hurricane Season from amazon.com.