Keya Das's Second Act by Sopan Deb
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Genre: General Fiction (Adult), LGBTQIA, Multicultural Interest
No. of Pages: 284
Date of US Publication: 5 July, 2022
My Rating: 3 Stars
A story about family, love, loss, forgiveness, and redemption. A family’s attempt at repenting and trying to let go of the residual guilt that follows after losing their daughter and sister in an accident after a time of strife within the family (I really don’t understand how any parent can react with anything other than love and support after a child announces that they are other than straight - religion and/or culture be damned, my child, their happiness, and our relationship is more important to me than anything).
As you can tell, there were parts that were not to my liking. The cultural homophobia, and the backstory of a secondary character who is not a part of the family was confusing and a lot of book space was filled by this character.
I wasn’t the right reader for this, but I have no doubt that this well written debut will absolutely find its audience and I do look forward to reading Mr. Deb’s future works.
eARC kindly provided by Simon & Schuster and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.