“In this novel about broken love and coming to terms with our sense of self, Alfredo Botello deals wonderfully with the concepts of limitations, expectations, and ultimately, the realizations one comes to when dealing with a marriage at a crossroads. Actions have very real consequences, and the fallout after infidelity is portrayed with an honest and tender pen in this compelling narrative. Original, funny, and wise, Botello’s 180 Days is a beautifully delineated tale of love, hurt, hope, and our search for personal validation.”