Author: Germano Almeida
Book takes place in the country: YES
Author is from the country: YES
I have visited: NO
This is my 43rd book for this year. I finished it on 3/24/2019
I will be honest - I did not know where Cape Verde was. I had it in my head that it was more in the Caribeaan, but I was very wrong. These are islands off of Africa (near Senegal). More than anything, this challenge is making me more aware of the Geography of the world.
This is a pretty good book. It is really short, and has a unique style of writing (lots of run on sentences and no quotation marks when someone is talking) that made it a slower read than you would expect for being small. It didn't bother me after a few pages, and quickly became a non-issue as the story progressed.
I think this book has an important message. If everyone wrote a last will and testament that was more of a memoir, what would we discover about our family and friends? How well do we actually know....anyone? And what would we do with information we found out about our loved ones after they passed on - especially if it dimmed the light that surrounded them while they were alive?
It is something to ponder. And in the meantime, I do recommend checking out this short read. It is a small book by a little known author in a little known country, and I am glad I found it.