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STEEPED IN THE HEATED TENSIONS OF ANTEBELLUM AMERICA.

SPRINKLED WITH MAGICAL REALISM.

LACED WITH SOUTHERN GOTH.

1858. Memphis, Tennessee. Sixteen-year-old Twilight Adams believes slavery is wrong. But just about everyone around her disagrees and wants her to keep her beliefs to herself.

When she rashly becomes engaged to a plantation owner’s son, thinking she is in love and can persuade him to free the enslaved, he whisks her away to the plantation. There, she discovers her new relatives’ wicked hard-heartedness, especially to the enslaved ages six to sixteen.

Balancing her newfound identity of secret mystical sisterhood and hidden ancestry, Twilight confronts the challenges of being a young woman living in a hostile place.

As America splits and plummets toward Civil War, Twilight faces threats by relatives—living and dead—becomes aware of nature’s lessons, and hears the elusive Voice urging her to challenge oppression.

(Cover photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash. Cover design by Mary Dezember.)