The Fitful Sleep of Immigrants

San Francisco 1997. Attorney Marc Mendes, the estranged son of a prominent Rabbi and a burned-out lawyer with addiction issues, plots his exit from the big city to a more peaceful life in idyllic Napa Valley. But before he can realize his dream, the US government summons his Salvadoran life-partner Isaac Perez to immigration court, threatening him with deportation.

As Marc battles to save Isaac, his world is further upended by Alejandro Silva, a dark and alluring client, who aims to tempt him away from his messy life. Torn between his commitment to Isaac and the pain-numbing escapism Alejandro offers, Marc is forced to choose between the lesser of two evils while confronting his twin demons of past addiction and guilt over the death of his first lover.

“The Fitful Sleep of Immigrants is an extraordinary tale about the value of family and friendship, loyalty and love, in the face of adversity.”

Publisher: Amble Press / Bywater Books

Author: Orlando Ortega-Medina

Publication Date: Spring 2023

ISBN: Pending