No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents in the earthquake, while her husband, a former U.S. Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter and fights his own battles with acute PTSD.
Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial "closure." Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child twenty-five years earlier has disappeared. Her quest turns into a tornado of deception, desperation, and more death. Jacqueline holds tightly to her daughter -- the only one who must not die.
Katia D. Ulysse is a fiction writer, born in Haiti. Her short stories, essays, and Pushcart Prize-nominated poetry appear in numerous literary journals. She is the author of Drifting, a collection of short stories. Katie Ulysse taught in Baltimore public schools for thirteen years and is now the Kratz Center's Writer-in-Residence at Goucher College.
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