If I Survive You, by Jonathan Escoffery

Staff Pick

The failure of the American Dream reverberates throughout Escoffery's debut collection of linked stories. In electric prose and a deft weave of heartbreak and humor, the author tracks a family’s experience fleeing the violence of Jamaica—only to be met by the harsh landscape of the US, a place notably inhospitable to anyone deemed other. As they struggle to make a home for themselves despite seemingly insurmountable odds, including hardships that threaten them as both individuals and a family, these characters nonetheless remain driven to survive and to escape their marginal condition and truly belong.   

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ISBN: 9780374605988
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Published: MCD - September 6th, 2022