Finn: A Novel
Imagine a modern-day retelling of Mark Twain's classic "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," with a teenage girl and a very pregnant young Mexican as the main characters. That's the gist of Matthew Olshan's brilliant literary debut, "Finn: A Novel." The book's narrator is Chloe Wilder, a quiet girl, part tomboy, part survivor. Rescued from a murderous life with her mother, Chloe lives with her grandparents in the cocoon of a quiet, middle-class neighborhood. For the first time in her life, things are steady, safe, and stifling. Enter Silvia Morales, the grandparents' maid. Silvia is an illegal immigrant, but that's not her only secret she's also pregnant, a transgression which gets her kicked out of the house. Not long after, Chloe is torn from her quiet life, too, and forced to live on the run. While "Finn" is about Chloe and Silvia's comic mishaps and their brushes with real danger on the road, it's also a dark portrait of modern America, where smug suburbanites live minutes away from the wilderness of inner cities, and once-mighty rivers meander under superhighways."
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dibiboi - LibraryThing
This is a story of a young protagonist that is helping an oppressed person escape desperate conditions and seek freedom. In the case of "Finn," the protagonist is a girl named Chloe and the escapee is ... Read full review
Review: FinnUser Review - Eric - Goodreads
this was surprisingly witty and a nice little find at the used bookstore. Read full review