I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Red Now And Laters by Marcus Guillory
Published by Atria Books Genres: Fiction
Red Now and Laters is a unique coming of age story that takes place in Houston, TX. In the 1980’s, an era where disco music was still popular and Now and Laters were the candy of choice. Raised in a Black Creole family by a voodoo practicing father and strict Catholic mother, Ti John’s childhood is anything but ordinary. Ti John has visions of long dead ancestors. Ti John has a special gift that has been passed down from generation to generation to him from his father’s side. The gift of spiritual healing.
Ti John begins to get regular visits from Nonc Sonnier, his spirit guide and deceased ancestor on a pretty regular basis. Ti John does his best to be a normal teenager, all while trying to come to terms with his place in the world and within the spiritual world. Red Now and Laters takes you on a journey into unknown waters, through a generation steeped in tradition, creole culture and what it means to have two worlds colliding at the same time.
Red Now and Laters by Marcus J. Guillory was a fantastic read! Very informative and exciting all at the same time. The author was able to put so many interesting facts into this story. I learned so much about Creole history and traditions that I never knew. It made the story really come alive within my mind. The story gave me something to think about long after I finished reading and peaked my interest on quite a few topics. My only complaint was that I did not understand some of the terminology. Other than that I was pleasantly surprised and will be looking forward to reading more titles from this author. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for something different. I commend Mr.GuiIlory for his originality.
Reviewed by Billie Jo