THE CAGED BUTTERFLY explores the depth of family secrets, personal triumphs, and deeply rooted sorrows-- while asking the question, What does it mean to love the skin you're in?
Addie Mayfield. On one autumn night in 1949, Addie falls for the irresistible red curls and vibrant green eyes of a young man from the other side of the railroad tracks. Neither knowing that the consequences of their love would have lasting effects.
Timmy Taylor. Known as one of the greatest white jazz pianists in New York, Timmy never had a reason to question his identity - until truth and betrayal strike. Will Timmy be able to push past the pain?
Nina Taylor. Beautiful and talented, Nina Taylor inherited her father's talent, but not his white skin. Certain that's how he made it big, she dives deep into a deadly obsession. Will Nina learn to love the skin she's in before it's too late?
Get immersed in a heart-pounding story of building hope, finding love, and embracing your true identity, that spans across four generations and three states--Georgia, Chicago, and New York.
Winner of the 2018 Best Book Awards Fiction: African-American