Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Takeaway Men” by Meryl Ain, SparkPress, August 4, 2020 for Suzy Approved Book Tours
Wow! Meryl Ain, the author of “The Takeaway Men” has written a captivating, riveting, compelling, memorable, intriguing, and intense story. The Genres for this novel are Fiction and Historical Fiction. The timeline for this story is set just after World War Two, going to the past when it pertains to the characters and events. The story takes place mostly in Queens, New York, but also takes place in a Displaced Persons Camp, and Poland. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, confused, and dysfunctional. In this story are lies, betrayals and secrets, and also the truth.
I love the way Meryl Ain vividly describes her characters , events, and locations in this story. This is a World War Two Story and discusses the immediate aftermath and difficulties of immigration and assimilation to a different country and culture. This is also an era of the fear of Communism, and the search for traitors.
I appreciate that the author discusses the tragedy of war, discrimination, persecution, assimilation, and the importance of family, friends, communication, honesty, love, and hope.
I highly recommend this emotionally charged and thought-provoking novel to all readers that appreciate Historical Fiction.