The most compelling aspect of this story is the familial love that exists. The bonds of love between Michael and Leonie, Kayla and JoJo, and Mam & Pop, despite the dysfunction and societal ills, give the reader hope. I salute the "JoJos" of the world who hold it all together. A very real story at a much needed time in our history!
So little to look forward to, and nothing to return to, but the innate strength of Cudjo, despite all, prevailed!