Right of Possession

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Naomi Young-Rodas

Naomi Young-Rodas

I got to know Naomi Young-Rodas through the United Reformed Church. She had three books she had written in earlier times which were requiring a fresh launch and the TSL model worked for her. Naomi’s books are hard-hitting getting to the essence of life and human action/reaction.
It if Falls, a novel, was inspired by her time in Guatamala when she was involved in the search for Manuel Saquic and the appeals for justice.
Right of Possession, another novel, considers the life of a woman caught in an abusive relationship and how she gets out of it with the assistance of a friend. This is not an easy read, partly because of its topic but more so due to the frankness with which Naomi approaches the issue. It’s a book worth reading, although I’m not sure how much someone going through a similar experience would be encouraged by it to take the intiative to leave such a relationship.
Her final novel published through TSL is Detroit Debris, set in Detroit. If murder and crime are your genre, then this is the book for you. It all happens here as a retired cop makes links between his last unsolved case and various new murders and a young journalist out to make a name for herself. All happening in a Detroit which is suffering economically.
Throughout Naomi’s books are themes of justice, developing a sense of self, and humanity.
I hope to see more from her in time.