Cauley cleverly constructs a story about how disenfranchisement cultivates a daunting landscape. Anyone who has been forced to make a decision with limited choices will instantly connect with and root for the main character Aretha. Even if it’s a bit stressful to witness.
The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley (List Price: $27, Soft Skull, 9781593767273, January 2023)
Reviewed by Eden Hakimzadeh, Oxford Exchange in Tampa, Florida