The Son of Good Fortune

With his debut novel, Lysley Tenorio excavates joy from the immigrant experience, though he does his best not to diminish the suffering.

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Review of ‘The Son of Good Fortune’

The immigrant experience in America is kafkaesque; having to navigate systems with obscure and debilitating rules while maintaining any shred of dignity and humanity has shaped generations of Americans. The debut novel from Lysley Tenorio, The Son of Good Fortune, is a tale of this struggle, one that is unique in its relatability.

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