Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer

Ghosts hover over Jamie Figueroa’s debut, a lyrical contemplation of how we can never run away from our past.

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Review of ‘Brother, Sister, Mother, Explorer’

Set in the tourist town of Ciudad de Tres Hermanas, Jamie Figueroa’s debut novel centers on two bereaved half siblings, Rufina and Rafa, as they navigate their palpable grief. Four months after their mother’s death, they are still reeling from her crushing loss, which Figueroa captures in vivid, evocative prose: “Grief waited at the edges,…

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