CROWED It's Hard to Be Your Best Self When the Past Casts a Shadow Over Your Now
For Abel Hathaway, it's a realization. For his wife, Savannah, it's sex. Rosie has a dream. J.J. has a plan. And the beautiful Tru Hathaway has a miracle. Her son, the gifted Moses Hathaway, has a future if only he can find the right girl and enough skin-lightening cream to make him feel acceptable. At first, they must all do battle with a devil they can see, the formidable presence of Jim Crow. But just when they think he's dead and gone forever, he returns in stealth mode - and all of a sudden they find themselves crowed.
Four novellas, one short story, and a lot more to come in this novel series by award-winning writer, Andrew Hill. Don't have time to read a whole novel? You can cozy up to the stories in this series one at a time. Each one stands alone but is also part of an amazing family saga that follows the Hathaway family from its sharecropping days in 1888 to the present era. There is something rotten in the unseen places of the human heart, but somehow the Hathaways manage to keep going because there is something else there too. For each one of them, that "something else" is different.
If you enjoyed The Color Purple, Lee Daniels' The Butler, or The Help - you will love the stories of CROWED. If you are a fan of Toni Morrison, Richard Wright or Ralph Ellison, you will not want to miss CROWED.