I understand that multicultural fiction does not exist simply to speak truth to bigotry. And still this is, for me, part of its importance. It is not as good as actually knowing someone, but it is close.
Jennifer Zobair is a writer and attorney living in the Boston area. Her debut novel Painted Hands is forthcoming from St. Martin's Press on June 11th. She can be found online at www.jenniferzobair.com.