When her mother leaves Haiti to find work in the US, Sophie is raised by her aunt. Their parting, years later, when her mother sends for her, is as wrenching as the reunion in New York. Though she barely knows her mother they both carry secrets from their homeland that will haunt them forever.
A first novel of precious humanity which mingles past and present, the horrors and delights of Haiti, in a quiet and dignified prose that would be impressive in a writer twice her age. - INDEPENDENT
Extraordinary... a young and genuinely fresh voice. - TIME OUT **
Stuffed with folk wisdom with a sprinkling of urban angst... a vision of female solidarity which transcends place and time. - SUNDAY TIMES **
she delicately tiptoes with poetic intent...brief, lyrical, disturbing novel... - MAIL ON SUNDAY