By Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Fifteen-year-old Neena and her more youthful sister, Tish, are yes their mom will go back, flush with the promise of a brand new guy. yet Freeda's disappearance at the chilly February morning in 1984 quickly stretches from days to months and from months to years. Raised by means of their stern grandmother Nan, the 2 sisters quick learn how to take care of themselves, fiercely reinventing their lives within the wake of Freeda's absence. twenty years later, at age thirty-six, Neena has moved clear of Philadelphia and helps herself via blackmailing married males. whilst one in all her stings is going extraordinarily improper, she comes to a decision to come to her youth domestic. not able to stand her grandmother, Neena makes an attempt to drag one final hustle on a trendy neighborhood legal professional. but if she learns that her more youthful sister has been hospitalized with being pregnant issues, she needs to make a decision find out how to come to phrases with the lady who raised her. Reunited, Neena, Tish, and Nan every one confronts her personal thoughts of the prior, and jointly display their desires for the long run. transferring seamlessly via time, buying and selling goals at the hours of darkness is the tale of 3 generations of ladies absolute to one another by way of shared pleasure and ache. within the evocative prose that has develop into her signature, Diane McKinney-Whetstone captures in beautiful aspect our lingering, ever-hopeful wants for redemption and rebirth—and reminds us of the probabilities the long run should still carry.