What’s in a Name
They say that the name of a man is a shield and a sword. —Iyanla Vanzant
“What’s your name?”
Gladys Waters invited the woman into the house.
What’s in a Name is a fictional tale about a woman who has been renamed by her dying mother. She accepts that name, but then she goes silent about its significance. Now an adult, a married woman, she finds herself in a battle to no longer remain silence.
The Perfumed Shroud
A mother’s love is powerful, and so can her denial be.
“Love you, Ma.”
Those were the last words Rick had spoken to Enid since he left. They had a place on each side of a right triangle, not a rectangle, and that is where—along the opposite, the adjacent, and the hypotenuse—the pain caused by the love of a missing child can be found.
Enid Rose has been coping with the death of her day-old newborn. Shortly after her husband’s sudden death, she is now overwhelmed by the sudden disappearance of her twenty-year-old son. When she begins to engage in a strange pastime to cope, it not only puts her and her entire neighourhood at odds, it has uncovered secrets that will create a deadly situation.
An unimaginable event has played out in the lives of two men, a father and a son, and whales and seasons are at the heart of their tale.
I wanted to become a soldier so that I could find my mother and kill her.
Bushnell has just moved his father, Big Busha, out of a nursing home to live with him. Both men hold each other accountable for the death of the woman they both loved: Bushnell’s mother, Bernice. Now Big Busha is dying, but Bushnell needs the answers that only his father can provide about the events that precipitated his mother’s death.