Waiting for Regina

Waiting for Regina

by Curtis W. Jackson

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Overview

Nassau County, Long Island in 1986, from this observation inside the community of Chestnut Bay the stage is set for readers. It is for them to be relishing an indelible candid, forward-moving youth drama like none other.
Waiting for Regina is a heart-warming, beautiful and disconcertingly reflective book. Goodreads literature critic Diego Quintero says this book is "highly immersive." Mr. Quintero explains, "the writer does a fantastic job making the reader feel like he is living these events, and when you close the book, the words stick with you."
Jeda Maderse of the Booknerd Dragon states, "I like how this book talked about race, religion, friendship, study, and family. I like how it portrayed situations that some are still existing up to now."
Another Goodreads book critic admits Lisa Birch, "Waiting for Regina made me laugh, and made me cry. It gave me a lot to think about, especially in terms of the character's behavior and religious beliefs."
The novel is composing from a short story written by the same author entitled, Regina, What Is the Color of It? Presenting as a long and eloquent letter from a friend, Mispha, a dark girl from a Haitian-Jamaican black family, writes to her close childhood companion. She is Regina whose "brown sugar" skin is a lighter shade. Both are in their teen years.
Racism, bullying, interracial marriage, abuse, and loss of life are just a few of the various themes treated and touched upon in this book. Unexpecting expiry is one of the underlying issues of the first time novel. There are bereavements of relatives in both of the girls' families.
The publication is well written and gives a nostalgic and almost a warm feeling to it. In it, we see and witness the old America which was segregating while under the notion that integration was in practice. While not exploiting those serious themes, this novel may become one of the most entertaining of the year with lively, varied characters, fluid pacing, and unforgettable dialogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538021828
Publisher: NOOK Press
Publication date: 04/01/2017
Edition description: The hard-cover version of a debut novel.
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

A resident of Suffolk County, New York, Curtis W. Jackson is the writer of a short memoir, The Deserting Caricature Artist, and Regina, What Is The Color of It: A Story in Three Tongues. He currently attends Full Sail University majoring in Graphic Design.

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