“Oblivion follows the interracial couple, Aida and Mussa Habib, as they struggle to balance romance, professional success and parenthood. Aida yearns to return to work despite her husband’s adamant refusal and risks her carefree life as she follows her own desires without his knowledge. In this novella, Papatia Feauxzar touches upon some of the social and cultural stresses faced by interracial couples. Feauxzar successfully portrays not only the social and emotional stress new working mothers face, but she also lays bare how emotional and sexual dissatisfaction can profoundly affect married life.
Oblivion is a colorful tale with several interwoven subplots: meddling in-laws, extramarital advances and homosexual fantasies are just a few. Through it all, the reader remains on the edge of her seat, torn between wanting Aida to feel personally fulfilled and fearing that her secret may be revealed and her marriage put in danger. The twists and turns of the story keep the reader engaged. The sprinkles of African traditions and tastes make us thirst for more of that culture. Undoubtedly, the author makes it clear that deception only leads to heartache, but remaining true to oneself is equally important as honesty.
Feauxzar proves herself to be a worthy storyteller, providing her audience entertainment with an erotic edge and eliciting from her audience laughter, tears, and a wide range of emotions.” Hend Hegazi
Hend is an amazing editor and a talented writer I had the chance to work with. She has given me incredible feedback in many of my stories and this review blows me because I know she means it and not because she knows me.
Her second novel, Behind Picket Fences is coming out this Spring in 2016. Be on the lookout for it. Read her first novel Normal Calm in the meantime. I really enjoyed it as it deals with sexual assault survivors and much more!