“A stunner—equal parts epic and intimate, thrilling and elegiac.”—Laura Van den Berg, author of The Third Hotel
“Smart and heart-piercing…a story of displacement, erasure, identity, mythology, and the ability of literature to simultaneously express and transcend our lives.” —NPR.org
In 1929 in New Orleans, a Dominican immigrant named Adana Moreau writes a science fiction novel. The novel earns rave reviews, and Adana begins a sequel. Then she falls gravely ill. Just before she dies, she destroys the only copy of the manuscript.
Decades later in Chicago, Saul Drower is cleaning out his dead grandfather’s home when he discovers a mysterious manuscript written by none other than Adana Moreau. With the help of his friend Javier, Saul tracks down an address for Adana’s son in New Orleans, but as Hurricane Katrina strikes, they must head to the storm-ravaged city for answers. What results is a brilliantly layered masterpiece—an ode to home, storytelling and the possibility of parallel worlds.
“Hypnotizing.” —New York Times Book Review
“Deftly conjured…thematically vital.” —Washington Post
- Publisher : Hanover Square Press; Original edition (February 4, 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 272 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1335010124
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.88 x 9.26 inches