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Moonbath
by Yanick Lahens

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    List Price: $14.95
    Format: Paperback, 264 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781941920565
    Imprint: Deep Vellum Publishing
    Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
    Parent Company: Deep Vellum Publishing
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    Winner of the 2014 Prix Fémina & 2015 French Voices Award

    After she is found washed up on shore, Cétoute Olmène Thérèse, bloody and bruised, recalls the circumstances that led her there. Her voice weaves hauntingly in and out of the narrative, as her story intertwines with those of three generations of women in her family, beginning with Olmène, her grandmother.

    Olmène, barely sixteen, catches the eye of the cruel and powerful Tertulien Mésidor, despite the generations-long feud between their families which cast her ancestors into poverty. He promises her shoes, dresses, land, and children who will want for nothing…and five months after moving into her new home, she gives birth to a son. As the family struggles through political and economic turmoil, the narrative shifts between the voices of four women, their lives interwoven with magic and fraught equally with hope and despair, leading to Cétoute’s ultimate, tragic fate.



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