Life after dark in a New Orleans graveyard, and the stories of two people a century apart trying to find freedom —
In 1852, a free woman of colour struggles to help slaves along the underground railroad, all the while coping with an odd set of feelings attached to a new friend. In 1952, a plumber’s boy falls in love with a girl far across the tracks, challenging the rules in a world of racial segregation. The two stories are tied together by the graveyard and the set of Vodou spirits who inhabit it, as Baron Samedi and his family watch a city grow around them.
Genre: Historical literary partially-supernatural hints-of-queer-but-also-straight-romance psychological mega-adventure