When Ham finally embarks on a fraught journey back home, he seeks the answer to a question he cannot face: Is Miss Pearl still alive? Ham travels from Atlanta to rural Alabama, and from one young woman to another, as he evades the devastation that awaits him in New Orleans. Catching sight of a freedom he's never known, he must reclaim his body and mind from the spirit who watches over him, guides him, and seizes possession of him.
Chantal James lives in Washington, D.C., and has been published across genres--as a poet, fiction writer, essayist, and book reviewer--in such venues as Catapult, Paste, Harvard's Transition, The Bitter Southerner, and more. James's honors include a Fulbright Fellowship in creative writing to Morocco and a finalist position for the Alex Albright Creative Nonfiction Prize from the North Carolina Literary Review in 2019.
- Publisher: Counterpoint (January 11, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- ISBN-10: 1640094598
- ISBN-13: 9781640094598
- Item Weight: 13.8 ounces
- Dimensions: 5.83 x 0.81 x 8.58 inches