Bestselling and award-winning
author Sharon G. Flake delivers a mystery set in the 1950s that eerily blends
history, race, culture, and family.
Octobia May is girl filled
with questions. Her heart condition makes her special—and, some folks would
argue, gives this ten-year-old powers that make her a “wise soul.” Thank
goodness for Auntie, who convinces Octobia’s parents to let her live in her
boarding house that is filled with old folks. That’s when trouble and
excitement and wonder begin. Auntie is nontraditional. She’s unmarried and
has plans to purchase other boarding homes and hotels. At a time when children,
and especially girls, are “seen, not heard,” Auntie allows Octobia May the
freedom and expression of an adult. When Octobia starts to question the folks
in her world, a mysterious adventure unfolds that begs some troubling
questions: Who is black and who is “passing” for white? What happens when a
vibrant African American community must face its own racism? And, perhaps most important:
Do vampires really exist?
In her most and probing novel yet, Sharon G. Flake
takes us on a heart-pumping journey. Download and start listening now!