Cosmogony follows an interracial newly-engaged couple as they uncover the secrets of their new home, the conservative small town, Goldwater, California.
The novel is a quick, easy and engaging read. The writing is solid, although at times it can overuse the word, “and.”
The characters feel authentic and the relationship between Isaac and Ruth is romantic and satisfying. Perfect for the romance genre.
This book packs a lot into 117 pages. There’s drama, shoot-outs, bank-robberies, government secrets, social justice, and romance. In other words, everything exciting is jammed into this short novel. However, the storyline never feels too busy, which can be a potential problem when reading complex plotlines.
What I love most about this book is the empathy. Although it’s easy to preach on sensitive topics, such as racism and sexism, this book still manages to maintain a non-judgemental tone and trusts the story to open the discussion with the reader.
Overall, Cosmogony is definitely worth the read.
Sounds like another book I’ve read. But if they can put that all in without moving too fast, than that’s a good thing. The other book I read had an okay pace, but it felt like the couple went from not even knowing each other to dating within a few days (funny, the author dedicated it to Jacquelilne Wilson for being her favourite author growing up, but she did the same plot point better).