Walking Through Mirrors
by Brian Keith Jackson is a heartwarming journey of self discovery for Jeremy Bishop, a successful
photographer who returns home to Elsewhere, Louisiana to bury his estranged father. Jeremy, nicknamed
Patience by his paternal grandmother, Mama B, revisits his past by raising questions to puzzling childhood memories such as
his paren'ts relationship, his untimely birth, his maternal grandparent's abandonment of him, and his relationship with distant
father. By the end of the story, we meet an eclectic cast of characters who answer
all of Jeremy's questions and shed light for the reader to understand the meaning behind the novel's title. To walk through mirrors is an expression of doing the impossible....it is to look at things from the other
side of the mirror and see more than one's own reflection.
is a complex story with multiple layers of family secrets and hidden agendas. In
this single visit home, Jeremy unknowingly has to reconcile his role as a son, stepson, grandson, brother, and nephew. He must seek redemption from those he loves and who love him. The writing style of Brian Keith Jackson is mature, fresh, and alluring--a definite notch above his contemporary peers. I loved "The View From Here" and enjoyed "The Queen of Harlem". He
has definitely earned a place on my favorite author list a feat that is not easily managed.
I strongly recommend this novel and I am looking forward to his next body of work.
The Nubian Circle Book Club rating for Walking Through Mirrors is 3.5 out of 5 stars.
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