‘How Many Letters Are In Goodbye?’ – Yvonne Cassidy

how many letters are in goodbye

I wanted to like this book more than I did.

Rhea is eighteen, and finds herself homeless. Remembering an old ritual that her father instigated, Rhea decides to write a letter to her mother.

Through this epistolary format, Rhea explores her family set-up and her thoughts about her experiences. She examines her feelings about being gay, and how she was injured.

I genuinely felt that Rhea was trying to deal with so many things that I never got to see her as a credible character. This was an interesting idea, but it didn’t work for me in the way that I hoped it would.