An epic saga about a Trinidadian family spanning WWII to the early Sixties. Told in alternating voices, the author recounts the story of Marcia, our fierce heroine, who leaves her island home in order to protect the man she's loved for years, and finds herself isolated in a strange land but with the determination to survive and rebuild"
'Til the Well Runs Dry" is unforgettable..."--Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "The Deep End of the Ocean"
"Thunderous, witty, and deeply soulful... like the first time I read my aunt's novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God."" --Lucy Ann Hurston
A glorious and moving multi-generational, multicultural saga that begins in the 1940s and sweeps through the 1960's in Trinidad and the United States.
Lauren Francis-Sharma's "'Til the Well Runs Dry" opens in a seaside village in the north of Trinidad where young Marcia Garcia, a gifted and smart-mouthed 16-year-old seamstress, lives alone, raising two small boys and guarding a family secret. When she meets Farouk Karam, an ambitious young policeman (so taken with Marcia that he elicits the help of a tea-brewing obeah woman to guarantee her ardor), the risks and rewards in Marcia's life amplify forever.
On an island rich with laughter, Calypso, Carnival, cricket, beaches and salty air, sweet fruits and spicy stews, the novel follows Marcia and Farouk from their amusing and passionate courtship through personal and historical events that threaten Marcia's secret, entangle the couple and their children in a scandal, and endanger the future for all of them."
'Til the Well Runs Dry" tells the twinned stories of a spirited woman's love for one man and her bottomless devotion to her children. For readers who cherish the previously untold stories of women's lives, here is a story of grit and imperfection and love that has not been told before.