A new novel from Award-winning Marina Brown
Can the quest for revenge remain alive after death?
On Buena Vista, a small Mississippi property, Claire Elliston finds herself compelled to rebuild the house her mother inhabited forty years before. The past and its evils come alive as the ruins are disturbed, laying bare the sins of a time when Jim Crow ruled the South, when depravity took place behind lace curtains, and when biracial love could get you killed.
The unexplained arrival of a German doctor in the small community breaks open the past’s layered secrets as Claire is torn between two allegiances—and perhaps two personalities. Dotted with colorfully naughty Southern humor, this strange saga leaps time and place as a black and a white family discover their shared need for retribution and their capacity for fidelity and love.