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"At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort's overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins that her island community refuses to acknowledge. Rapt by the crumbling walls of the once slave-owner's estate, she explores the unspoken history of the plantation--a site where her ancestors once worked the land, but which the resort now uses as a lookout point for tourists. When Myrna discovers a book detailing the experiences of slaves, who still share a last name with the majority of the islanders, her investigation becomes deeply personal, extending to her neighbors and friends, and explaining her mother's self-imposed silence and father's disappearance. A new generation begins to speak about the past just as racial tensions erupt between the resort and the local island community when an African-American tourist at the resort is brutally attacked."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Unamed Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781944700232
Branch Call Number: FIC ENTEL 2017
Characteristics: 235 pages ; 22 cm


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Myrna, a maid working at a Caribbean resort, begins searching the property it inhabits that was built on a former slave plantation. Myrna’s quest to uncover the hidden secrets of the past just reveals how the trauma and pain of the past cannot stay buried forever.

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