LOSSES by Robert Wexelblatt, a contemporary family drama novella
A single father who is a new IRS agent, his cherished and imaginative little girl, a divorced woman having second thoughts about motherhood, a couple who think two ways about becoming parents, a mysterious and crooked financial wizard — these are the people from whose relationships, enterprises, gains, and losses this story is woven.
Has there been a crime and, if so, can the miscreant be caught? How valid are the claims of a father and a mother? When they clash, what becomes of their child?
So when I was asked to review Losses, I read the blurb and was instantly intrigued on how all of it fit together. So it is a short read, and it does move pretty quick. The story line does leave a lot for discussion on how and what you feel too.
So the story is told through the single father/IRS agent/ ex lawyer. His point of view does leave you with only one side of the story, which in certain cases there is always two sides and the truth is somewhere in the middle. However for the story I think it fits well. Not knowing everything doesn't leave you much room to ponder over the various aspects of the story.
I must say when I finished the book my reaction was: "WHAT?!?!?!?!?!?!" "How could they end it like that?!?!?!?!" Yep read it to find out why!