I learned of this book from Facebook- and I loved reading it. It's short- full of emotion and you can't help but wonder what happens to the narrator at the end, and I was happy when Leila did accept Maxwell-they were good together, it left me wondering, if the narrator was Nancy or Leila, given the scent of her perfume.
Quite a twist, a beautiful book!
I am going to state for the record that Dora Okeyo is my favorite Kenyan Writer-she has a way with words, especially in reading Made For You-and no, this story is not confusing-it's pretty straightforward if you've ever fallen in and out of love!
Dora's my favorite writer so far-and reading "December" is proof. There's tension between leila and Maxwell and in reading the final story I thought she'd turn down his proposal- but I was in for something else and that's what I loved about this short take of their love.
on Feb. 20, 2013
I love how strong Maria is and her voice and pain is one and the same-and you cannot help but think how she could stand her husband's adultery-even when the number of women have superseded her fingers.