In this captivating debut, Marie-Elena John explores racial identity and the depths of family bonds. At age 14, Lillian Baptiste fled her West Indies island home of Dominica after learning terrible secrets about her family's history. Returning home 20 years later, Lillian is determined to discover the truth and combat the demons threatening her sanity. "[A] compelling first novel ..."-Booklist
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