Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Zora and Nicky: A Novel in Black and White
Read it. Read it if you want to read a fairly no-holds-barred novel that deals with race, religion, class, gender, faith, humanity. Read it if you want to be challenged. Read it if you want to be affirmed. Read it if you're Christian. Read it if you're not. It's not a preachy Christian novel; the characters struggles might not be your own, but struggles are universal, and I appreciated it. I appreciated how HONEST this novel was, and there's a scene in the last third of the book . . . when the main character Zora goes home with Billie, a woman she meets in the novel. Easily the most poignant and really most heart-grabbing scene for me. I appreciated this book, and thanks to Joyce for introducing the book to Jayha and for Jayha insisting it was a fantastic book and for Ms. Burney for writing it. This is the kind of book I want to write one day--not necessarily Christian IR . . . but something that can resonate that deeply. Yeah.