A Simple Distance

by Kimberly Silva
A Simple Distance
  • ISBN-13: 9781933354118
  • Author(s): Kimberly Silva
  • Subject: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)|modern fiction
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 12-10-2006
  • Format: p/b

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When Jean Sousa's uncle, a high-ranking politician on the fictional Eastern Caribbean island of Baobique is diagnosed with brain cancer, she goes back to visit him, to say goodbye to the man who convinced her to become a lawyer. The story shifts between Baobique and San Francisco, Jean's two seemingly irreconcilable worlds. With the death of the family patriarch, a land dispute erupts and Jean finds herself right in the middle. Forced to fight for her mother's house, Jean must reconcile difficult family relationships and her place among them.
About the book

When Jean Sousa's uncle, a high-ranking politician on the fictional Eastern Caribbean island of Baobique is diagnosed with brain cancer, she goes back to visit him, to say goodbye to the man who convinced her to become a lawyer. The story shifts between Baobique and San Francisco, Jean's two seemingly irreconcilable worlds. With the death of the family patriarch, a land dispute erupts and Jean finds herself right in the middle. Forced to fight for her mother's house, Jean must reconcile difficult family relationships and her place among them.