A girl waits for her father in a cafe and he is running late, late as usual, and while she waits she recalls various moments from her last week or so of her life. There is heartbreak, disappointment, happiness, all full of the reality that she knows her father still can't face, a reality he is always running late to get to.
The language used in this story was refreshing and the pace was steady, pulling the reader in. I can see why Ms. Evans is getting so much attention as a young African American writer. A fresh perspective never gets old.