A glorious and moving multigenerational, multicultural saga that begins in the 1940s and sweeps through the 1960s in Trinidad and the United States
’Til the Well Runs Dry opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed sixteen-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. She meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman who is so taken with Marcia that he elicits the help of a tea-brewing obeah woman to guarantee her ardor, and the risks and rewards in Marcia’s life amplify forever.
On an island rich with laughter, beaches, and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews, we follow Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia’s secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them.
’Til the Well Runs Dry tells the twinned stories of a spirited woman’s love for one man and her bottomless devotion to her children. For readers who cherish the previously untold stories of women’s lives, here is a story of grit and imperfection and love that has not been told before. Download and start listening now!