When a fisherman pulls the body of a white woman from the sea onto the island of Trinidad, the assumed motivation for the murder is "man-woman business." As the news spreads, the rage that surfaces - born of generations of colonialism, sexual oppression, and class disparity - is the catalyst for the reunion of two childhood friends.
Rosa and Zuela were inseparable for the summer of their 12th year. After they witnessed an unspeakable act through the leaves of a hibiscus bush, however, shame divided them for 20 years. Now, upon hearing about the murdered woman, memories of the horror they witnessed resurface and bring Rosa and Zuela together in a desperate search for liberation.
|Publisher:||Avalon Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I enjoy this author novels. It is well written and you are dragged into the story. You won't be able to put the book down.
I give this book four stars instead of five because of the gruesome subject matter and the heavy handed,(hit you over the head), femenism. The author has taken on a heavy job exploring the psychological complexities of the relations between the races and between the sexes in Trinadad. There is much to be savored including an unfolding picture of a mult-racial society set amidst contrasting luxury and squalor. The author has a way of creating pictures in the mind that lingure and the powerhouse story is not one that I'll easely forget but its not for the faint of heart.