“It’s always the voice on the page that keeps me reading, and what a deep and abiding pleasure to find in Alfredo Botello’s debut novel, 180 Days, a fresh voice to love. In this story of a marriage on the rocks and the wild, desperate, at times funny struggle to save it, Botello has created a real page-turner. His characters are human beings, complicated, quirky, honestly searching for meaning and love. And the form which the author has chosen to tell this story—an examination of days in the countdown until, by California law, the divorce is final—is elegant, energetic, and surprising. Highly recommend! 180 Days is a novel to savor.”