Dead Above Ground Author:Jervey Tervalon Spellbinding, luminous, and richly atmospheric, 'Dead Above Ground' is the story of the DuChamps of New Orleans. — In l946, the hardworking but deeply troubled DuChamps family opens a bar with some success. The family matriarch,. Helen, may be dying, but she still exacts a strong influence over her two teenaged daughters Adele and Lita. But Ade... more »le has fallen in love with smooth operator Lucien Faure who, unknown to her, means to settle a decades-old score with her mother. The DuChamps are sent reeling as Lucien's insidious revence takes hold of Adele, and deeply buried secrets from Helen's past begin to boil to the surface.
A storyteller of understated eloquence, Tervalon has been hailed as 'a powerful new voice in American fiction' by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Featuring an enthralling narration from Myra Lucretia Taylor, 'Dead Above Ground' is an unforgetable listen.« less