A stellar group of stories sure to delight readers young and old, old and new.
Dying matriarch, Ma’Kanu, is famous for her stories. Her last wish is to attend her own wake. In her niche of the world, this means a story and a songfest.
Ostracised on her deathbed by a vengeful community, her depleted wake is kept by a dysfunctional family dogged by a history of incest and particle. The four tales contributed by foster children who haven’t met in years have more truth than fiction and what began as a bedside game soon becomes deadly serious as close-kept secrets are outed.
Then the lady
‘dying-in-state’ is provoked to tell a tale for the road, revealing family
histories that threaten to tear her patchwork family apart. The finale, delivered
by her long-time admirer, strips the protection of mystery she had worn all her