Mona Passage is the story of two neighbors in San Juan, Puerto Rico: Galán Betances, a Cuban emigrant, and Pat McAllister, a young Coast Guard officer. During long evenings spent together talking on their Calle Luna rooftop, a deep friendship develops based on shared traumas and a common desire to heal. When Galán learns that his sister, Gabriela, is going to be committed to a mental health facility in Cuba, he plans her escape to Puerto Rico. Pat, whose Coast Guard cutter patrols the Mona Passage for drug traffickers and migrants, warns Galán that such a journey will be treacherous—perhaps fatal. Aware of the dangers but determined for Gabriela to live a full life, Galán hands over all the money he has to a Dominican smuggler based out of a San Juan nightclub, and Gabriela begins her terrifying journey.
𝘌𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨.
I don’t know where to begin with this book, just wow, it was heart-wrenching, tense and complex. It touches many important issues like mental health, PSTD, illegal immigration, drug abuse, military service that made it a powerful and unforgettable story.
Thank you Sabrina Dax Pr for this gifted copy.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘚𝘶𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦, 𝘐𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘨𝘢𝘭 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘪𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘏𝘶𝘮𝘢𝘯 𝘛𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘺.