By Joshilyn Jackson
Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the 1st decade of her existence at the highway along with her free-spirited younger mom, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who combined Hindu mythology with Southern Oral culture to re-invent their heritage as they roved. yet every little thing, together with Paula’s birthname Kali Jai, replaced whilst she instructed a narrative of her own—one that landed Kai in criminal and Paula in foster care. Separated, each one maintaining her personal secrets and techniques, the serious bond they as soon as shared used to be fractured.
These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce legal professional with a profitable perform in Atlanta. whereas she hasn’t noticeable Kai in fifteen years, she’s nonetheless making funds on that Karmic debt—until the day her final payment is lower back within the mail, in addition to a cryptic letter. “I am happening a trip, Kali. i go again to my starting; demise isn't the finish. you can be the top. we are going to meet back, and there'll be new tales. you know the way Karma works.”
Then Kai’s such a lot precious mystery actually lands on Paula’s doorstep, throwing her existence into chaos and remodeling her from merely baby to older sister. eager to locate her mom sooner than it’s too overdue, Paula units off on a trip of discovery that would take her again to the prior and into the private recesses of her center. With the aid of her ex-lover Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally unstable deepest eye who nonetheless consists of a torch for her, this terrific lady, a professional at wrecking households, now has to determine find out how to positioned one again together—her own.
The contrary of everyone seems to be a narrative approximately tale itself, how the stories we inform attach us, holiday us, and outline us, and the way the endings and beginnings we decide can wreck us . . . and make us entire. Laced with sharp humor and poignant perception, it's loved long island instances bestselling writer Joshilyn Jackson at her best possible.
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Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the 1st decade of her lifestyles at the street together with her free-spirited younger mom, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who mixed Hindu mythology with Southern Oral culture to re-invent their heritage as they roved. yet every little thing, together with Paula’s birthname Kali Jai, replaced while she instructed a narrative of her own—one that landed Kai in criminal and Paula in foster care.
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The Opposite of Everyone by Joshilyn Jackson