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Backwaters Tamika Edwards Raby


Tamika Edwards Raby

Published August 15th 2005
ISBN : 9781413726046
284 pages
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 About the Book 

He wants what he cant have-his mothers love. But whos to say he wont die trying? In this twisted tale of unrequited love, the bond between mother and son isnt given a chance to thrive until it is almost too late. Unaware of the otherworldly forces propelling their lives into chaos, Acanthus and Dahlia Fountainbleu lose themselves to madness and isolation. Their only escape is in loving others too hard, and not loving each other enough. Serving as the backdrop to this catastrophic narrative, the communities of Backwaters and Bayou Lafitte yield intra-racial division amongst the blacks and Creoles of Color. Old wounds erupt issues of skin color and hair texture in judging ones worth. Backward ways and thoughts prove stagnating to both communities, and offer no hope for healing.