"Forgiveness" is a dreamlike mystery that ends in an epiphany, and is told in a clear, easy style that barely hides the emotion seething just below the surface. This story feels both personal and quietly insistent on being told. What is remarkable, however, is that English is not Patricia Awapara's first language, which makes some of the awkward grammar and tense issues very forgivable in this instance.
I would encourage Ms Awapara to continue her adventure in English, as she shows considerable talent even at this juncture. Because there is plenty of room for an upward trajectory I'll give this 3 and a half stars (rounded up as they don't allow half stars), but the star rating is unimportant in the bigger picture. This writer's growth in a language that isn't her native tongue will likely prove to be rewarding.
(review of free book)