(From the publisher):
One winter morning James Jack Wright finds ninety-four-year-old Marguerite Deo, the woman he has always know as "Tante", lying dead in the woods outside his cabin, clad only in a flowered nightgown. As James Jack sets out to fulfill Marguerite's unusual last wishes, the narrative unveils the secrets of their pasts. It arcs back from Depression-era New Orleans to a barren New England island at the turn of the century, from an illicit passion and an unforgivable crime to the relationship between a small boy and a tough, reclusive woman who turns out to possess an unsuspected capacioty for love.
Original title: Burning Marguerite
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Tragedy And Loss