"Sequin Boy and Cindy" is at its core a love story between Billy Wolk and Cindy. They meet in New York as young adults, both on the verge of financial destitution, but as most young couples do, they place the priority on their relationship and somehow manage to make a go of things for a while. Unfortunately, life and New York's high cost of living finally force them both to take the drastic measure of joining the military. The young couple went to war.
Now I could talk about the tongue-in-cheek way that the author carries us through a lifetime of challenges which include debilitating war injuries, charitable causes, civic duty and so much more, but I think the important thing to say is that through the prism of lives built on love, dreams and faith in each other, these two amazing characters teach us how to journey to our passions while also remembering to love and care for the important people around us at the same time.
I urge everyone to spend time with "Sequin Boy and Cindy" if only to see how brilliantly Arthur Levine manages to weave Native American spiritual beliefs throughout this ever-evolving love story.