Saturday Comes: A Novel of Love and Vodou

Saturday Comes: A Novel of Love and Vodou

by Carine Fabius


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It is a cold, wet, living nightmare when 12-year-old Maya St. Fleur finds herself on a makeshift boat bulging with other Haitians fleeing their island for a better life in the States. The sordid degradation and horror of that trip will mark her for life.
The name of the one who has coerced her to leave the country and family she loves is Henri Chenet-perpetrator of unspeakable acts against her mother; blackmailer; and father of the boy who makes her heart beat with young love. Consumed with a desire for vengeance, she nevertheless vows to, one day, kill the son he cherishes above all else.
Years later, she reconnects with her childhood love in Miami, and they fall for each other all over again. Will she be able to follow through with her dark, murderous plan hatched so long ago?

Co-narrated by the Baron Samedi, Vodou Spirit of Death, Saturday Comes is an atmospheric tale of love and hate; of Haiti's long-smoldering societal and class issues; of the magic, which reigns over the everyday lives of Haitian natives, and of the unseen forces that draw human beings together.

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ISBN-13: 9780978500337
Publisher: Kouraj Press
Publication date: 11/14/2011
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.68(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Carine Fabius is the author of:

Mehndi-The Art of Henna Body Painting, (Random House,1998)
Ceremonies for Real Life (Council Oak Books, 2003)
Sex, Cheeese and French Fries-Women are Perfect, Men are from France (Kouraj Press, 2006)
Jagua-A Journey into Body Art From the Amazon (Kouraj Press, 2010)

Ms. Fabius has also been published in African Arts magazine, a UCLA/Fowler Museum of Cultural History publication; Calabash: A Journal of Caribbean Arts and Letters (an NYU publication); and Conscious Living magazine, a Sacramento, California-based publication. She has also been a regular blogger on Huffington Post since 2007 about arts, culture and lifestyle issues.

Ms. Fabius was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and moved to the United States with her family at the age of eight. She grew up in New York, moved to Miami at the age of 21 then headed west to Los Angeles, where she lives today. In 1990, Ms. Fabius and her sculptor husband opened Galerie Lakaye, a contemporary ethnic art gallery with a focus on Haitian art. The gallery has been featured in various television shows and prestigious publications, including Vanity Fair, Bon Appetit Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and many others. Ms. Fabius is also an independent museum curator for venues throughout southern California.

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