The Faraway World: Stories by Patricia Engel

The Faraway World is a collection of ten rich, engaging, compelling short stories about the immigrant’s experience. It explores the connections/separation in a disconnected world from one’s emotions and identity with their homeland and culture. Universal themes of relationships, love, friendship, trust/betrayal, regret, belonging/acceptance, fear/hopes, grief, trauma, and class, are woven in.

“Sometimes love hits you like a drunk driver on Memorial Day weekend,” she says. “A tragedy, really, but you don’t care because you’re the victim and beyond hope anyway.”

“We are all fucked no matter what and when you finally understand that -poof-you’re cured”

I read and listened to the stories and enjoyed listening to the exceptional full-cast narration, including Patricia Engel. Hearing different voices for the stories enhances my enjoyment of them.

I received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley.

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