Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera

Finding Joy by Adriana Herrera 

As his twenty-sixth birthday approaches, Desta Joy Walker finds himself in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the one place he’s been actively avoiding most of his life. For Desta, the East African capital encompasses some of the happiest and saddest parts of his life–his first home and the place where his father died. When an unavoidable work obligation lands him there for twelve weeks, he may finally have a chance for the closure he so desperately needs. What Desta never expected was to catch a glimpse of his future as he reconnects with the beautiful country and his family’s past… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Coming out themes
  • Cheating recounted
  • Anxiety & panic attacks, off-page
  • Parent hospitalised for heart disease
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father recounted