Today, I sat down with author Patricia Enyi. Patricia is new to many readers. She's the author of the novel, The Prodigal Daughter. I hope you'll give her a try.
Hi Patricia, tell us a little about yourself.
Patricia: I was born in Nigeria, West Africa, but I came to the United Sates as a teenage and finished high school here.
YLG: How did you come up with the title The Prodigal Daughter? Tell our readers a little more about the book.
Patricia: The title took me a long time to come up with. Since I am now Catholic, I was not born Catholic, One day I heard Pope John Paul talking about Catholic Prodigals coming home again and there was my book title.
YLG: What message do you hope the readers will get from the story?
Patricia: The message in my book is about religious discrimination. That is discrimination with the body of Christ, the churches. This happens a lot in Nigeria and amongst Nigerians.
YLG: Have you written any other books? If so, what are the names and genres?
Patricia: Yes, I have written a children’s picture book and the title is Marcus The Magician.
YLG: Who’s your favorite author? What is it that really strikes you about their work?
Patricia: My favorite author is Chinua Achebe. I love his works because his books are not just for entertainment. You also learn something from reading them. His books make you think.
YLG: How can readers contact you?
Patricia: This email address Patricia.firstname.lastname@example.org
About the book
The Prodigal daughter follows the life of Loyce Amaechi, the eldest daughter of Nigerian Immigrant Hal Amaechi, until the age of twenty-nine years. In a society obsessed with sex, Loyce refused to have premarital sex. She wants to wait until her wedding night. But her friends would not hear of it. They want her to start having sex, like the rest of them. So, she is set up with Quintin Chisimdi on her eighteenth birthday introduce her to the pleasures of human sexuality.
It takes that one time meeting, for Loyce to fall head over heels in love with the handsome heat breaker. He also, falls in love with her. But their joy soon turn to sorrow as Loyce’s parents believe that Catholics should marry only Catholics, and they refuse to let her marry Quintin.
Ten years went by and Loyce continues to pine for Quintin, and as her younger sisters marry, she starts to get desperate. She soon finds love again, and Quintin reappears and changes all her plans. But she continues to plan her elaborate wedding with her fiancé, until both men confront her forcing her to make a very painful choice.
Thank you so much for this interview.
Thank you very much Yolanda. God bless you.
***Disclaimer: Please note, I haven’t read this book.***