Let Me Explain You opens with an email message written by Stavros Stavros Mavrakis, Greek immigrant and restaurateur, to his three grown daughters and his ex-wife. He is dying, with just over a week left to live, he believes, and his email message outlines how he wants these women’s lives to be better— if only they will follow his sage advice. From this concise and brilliant setup, the novel takes off with vivid, endearing characters and captures the tender complexity of relationships between parents, children, and siblings. With the quirkiness and humor of a light read combined with true depth of insight into relationships, this is a wonderful debut from a promising new writer.
—Jamaica Ritcher, BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow, ID