V.L. Locey’s Life is a Stevie Wonder Song is a thoughtful story that is full of a man’s self-discovery. This contemporary adult novella takes place in New York City and Catskill, NY. The story is told from the viewpoint of best-selling author Stephen Ramsey, who has lost his muse. He has gone through three divorces and has been unmotivated in writing his next spy novel. His daughter suggests he goes on a summer retreat in the Catskill Mountains to reignite his writing. There he meets college photography student, Declan Pomeroy, a free spirit that has him reevaluating his life.
V.L. Locey created a wonderfully well-written and reflective story. The characters are likable and deep. I enjoyed the humor. I love that the much older Stephen is open-minded and learns a few things from Declan. Declan is a very arty photographer who has a fantastic vision. He sees and feels the magic of nature. I could picture his work in my head and wish I could see it in real life. I love that Declan does not look at things in terms of labels. The two are very different people but complement each other. Life is a Stevie Wonder Song is a terrific short story that I read in one sitting.
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