Brand : Deno Trakas

Messenger from Mystery: A Novel (Story River Books)



Amazon customer |

Messenger from mystery is a terrific book. i could not put deno trakas' love ...

Messenger from mystery is a terrific book. i could not put deno trakas' love and adventure story down and finished the book in 3 days. this story takes the reader on several cia missions, teaching the reader the importance of friendship through education along the way. written at the time of the 1980 iranian hostage under president carter, the lead character, a graduate student in south carolina, provides the reader a valuable lesson: in a world where borders are increasingly porous, an american education, friendship, and love is stronger than citizenship.

Bobbie shepard |

Messenger from mystery is a fast-paced love story that pairs many familiar and dear settings in ...

Messenger from mystery is a fast-paced love story that pairs many familiar and dear settings in south carolina with the intensity of the 1980’s iranian hostage crisis. the combination creates a novel that is funny, serious, sensitive, and terrifying—all the things a great story should be. the female characters, nadia and azi, are beautiful in their vulnerability and strength, and highlight trakas’ ability to create complex characters we long to know. the narrator’s relationship with these women prompts us to think about crisis, both person and political, and how it can shape love in unexpected and complicated ways.

S. dixon dedman |

I hated for this book to end but i look forward ...

I devoured this book in less than 2 days. it's thoughtful, extremely well-written, and layered with complexity. it makes you want to travel, to study this time period and see these parts of the world. i found myself immersed in a story that truly came to life and was so realistic. his prose is so approachable but the descriptive ability he has places you right in the middle of the places he describes. i hated for this book to end but i look forward to whatever mr. trakas produces next.