THE BOOK OF JONAS
by Stephen Dau
Beautifully told with underlying themes of war, family, and survival, THE BOOK OF JONAS slowly reveals Jonas’ past and his present assimilation into a new life in the United States. Jonas is originally from an unnamed Muslim country where a military operation has destroyed his home and family. We know we will learn Jonas’ secrets as we get to know him and it is his search for his memory and for his survival that carry us breathlessly through his narrative.
It is also the story of an American soldier and his mother, who searches for the truth about her son as she tries to put a life together without him. Secrets are slowly revealed and closure comes with the hope of peace … in a beautifully written debut. -tlg
blue rider press, $24.95
Mysterious Galaxy Books