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Somewhere South of Here Paperback – May 28, 2002
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Billy Mann departs Mannville and heads South in a quest to find the mother who abandoned him as a baby. In Santa Fe, amongst the cast of characters he befriends is Ralph a student from the local university, El Perrero a half crazed neighbour, a love interest in the guise of Consuela, a singer at the local bar. He finally meets his mother - without too much difficulty. Sky is ill and Billy agonises over whether or not to tell her that she is his mother.
Its an easy, but disappointing read and certainly not the worse book I've ever read. To be honest the story was too predictable, too ordinary with no surprises. I think perhaps the author should just have stopped at Eddies Bastard as the same continuity and interest is lacking in South of Here.
Sorry, but I would give this one a miss or wait until its in your local library.
I was also aggravated that this novel covered such a short period of time--and the ending with the pregnancy and completed novel seemed far too open.
It was an easy read, but not nearly as fulfilling as Eddie's Bastard.
Billy ends up in Santa Fe to look for the mother who abandoned him. He meets Consuelo, a singer and they fall in love. Billy locates his mother, but the woman he has created in his mind, can she meet his expectations?? I thought the love story was a bit simple, as was the ending.
Kowalski would have had to do a smash up job with a sequel to top "Eddie's Bastard". He did not succeed, but I will likely read more of his work in the future, since sequels are usually a letdown in most cases. I didn't hate the book, or the plot, but it left me empty, therefore I give this book 2/5 stars.
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