37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596
37 E. Springtown Rd. Long Valley, NJ 07853 (Morris County) | Phone 908.876.3596

Patsy

Nicole Dennis-Benn

This is a story of a Jamaican immigrant searching for her life. Patsy leaves her daughter behind and travels to New York where she believes her true love waits for her. Once in New York she encounters many obstacles and disappointments: finding a job is difficult and her soul mate has moved on without her. The main character comes across as selfish and ignorant and it is hard to have empathy for her. I did see the story as an accurate portrayal of the immigrant experience but I wished for something more between the pages. The biggest disappointment of the book for me was that it did nothing to dispel immigrant stereotypes and that is why it fell short for me.

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