By Maggie Collins
“I found myself peering through watery eyes a number of times. Truthful books touch you that way.” ~ Gordon Walmsley, Editor, The Copenhagen Review
In Belle Place, Louisiana, where the sugarcane grows a mile high to the bright blue sky, Celeste struggles with her mentally ill mother, Tut, and works with her grandmother Maymay to hold the Creole Bastille family together. Celeste has bigger dreams for her life, and is falling for the handsome and wealthy Vashan.
But, when Tut runs away to live with the man she met working in the sugarcane to escape her reputation as the town whore, Maymay fears that Celeste will end up like her mother. And just as things are finally looking up for Tut, her past returns with violent, tragic results.
Will Celeste end up like her mother, or will she redeem her family from the hoodoo curse that haunts them? And will she find love with someone from a culture just as exotic as her own?
“Collins weaves a tale as intriguing as the folktale that is the basis for the book. Celeste earns her Celestial Blue Sky.” ~ Lee Grue, Editor, The New Laurel Review
Formats: eBook. Trade Paperback
Length: 206 pages
Battered Suitcase Press
BISAC: Fiction / Contemporary Women / African-American Women
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