Doug BrendelÕs astonishing new novel
Did black lives matter in 1950?
Especially the lives of black girls?
In a freak accident, the brilliant Maddie is struck down — and institutionalized.
When her little sister Ruby learns that Maddie is pregnant — assaulted by an asylum employee — Ruby fights for the life of the baby.
Her only hope: the slick white womanizing salesman Jake, and the strangely tranquil woman named Alice who managed to bring him to the altar.
Then Ruby learns that Maddie is still being raped — and she responds with shocking violence.
The corkscrew path of this breathtaking story will leave you asking yourself what you really believe.