The Opposite of Everyone: A Novel
Paula Vauss, a high-powered divorce attorney, has never been able to completely forget her childhood on the road with her free-spirited mother . . . or the guilt from a single phone call that landed her Kai in prison for two years. Paula—originally named Kai—has spent the last fifteen years trying to pay that debt, until Kai returns one of Paula’s checks. Then Paula learns she has a brother, and she brings her ex-lover Birdwine in to help her discover what other secrets Kai might have been hiding.
Author Joshilyn Jackson delivers another amazing novel with The Opposite of Everyone, which follows Paula’s attempts to develop a relationship with her brother and to straighten things out between herself and Birdwine. The story is primarily told in the present day, although Paula’s memories of her past—both with Kai and in the foster home—are woven seamlessly into the plot, giving readers insights into Paula’s motivations and the events that shaped her. You’ll have a hard time putting this novel down!
After editing at City Book Review for a few years, I took up the duties of editorial assistant, which include assigning books for review, posting reviews to our various sites, and nagging reviewers for things. In my non-nagging time, I’m a gamer, artist, writer, and notorious black thumb/bane of plants. My answer to every book-related question: read Octavia Butler.
|Page Count||304 pages|
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