Lala lives in Barbados, just off the beach, not far from the super-wealthy houses of the tourists, making a living by braiding tourists’ hair. She gives birth to a child, and dreams of escaping this life, of escaping her criminal husband, of finding a better life. But tragic events persist in beating her down.
The title of this book lead me to believe that it was maybe going to be a but quirky, perhaps funny. I didn’t expected the heartbreak and tragedy. It’s a wonderful book, difficult but fabulous. It’s the debut book by Cherie Jones and I look forward to reading more from her. It is absolutely wonderful.