About the Book

YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST

Grief-stricken after his mother's death and three years of wandering the world, Victor is longing for a family and a sense of purpose. He believes he's found both when he returns home to Seattle -- until he gets swept up in a massive protest. With young, biracial Victor on one side of the barricades and his estranged father -- the white chief of police -- on the opposite, the day descends into chaos, capturing in its confusion the activists, police, bystanders, and citizens from around the world who arrived that morning brimming with hope. By the day's end, they will have all committed acts they never thought possible. 

As heart-breaking as it is pulse-pounding, Yapa's virtuosic debut asks profound questions about the power of empathy in our hyperconnected modern world, and the limits of compassion, all while exploring how far we must each go for family, for justice and for love. 

Available in book, eBook and audio versions at all public libraries in Bellingham and Whatcom County, or purchase it from your favorite local independent book store, Village Books!

More information, reviews and much more available on the author's website at www.sunilyapa.com 

 

 

 

 

 

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