LaPoma obviously knows Mexico well, framing the nation not by its problems but by the hearts of its people . . . the descriptions of Mexican locales are as vibrant, colorful, and illuminating as the novel's unique characters. The author can write about serious things with humor, and Will's tale shows an understanding of Mexico that goes beyond the ordinary.
Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age literary novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN is a finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards (contemporary/literary category). UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN will be published by Almendro Arts on August 23rd.