Touraine serves an empire that ripped her from her home and made her into a weapon. Returning to her homeland to quell an uprising, she finds herself pulled into a game of imperial intrigue. The emperor’s niece wants to overthrow him, but how does Touraine factor into her plan?
Life for protagonist Shay, a Black American professor, becomes less than idyllic after moving into her new Madagascar beach house built by her Italian husband, Senna. As she puts down roots in her ancestors’ homeland, Shay finds herself straddling U.S. and Madagascan cultures, in Red Island House.
When a letter arrives from an old friend, Swedish-American photographer Elin is yanked backward into memories of her 1970s childhood on the island of Gotland, in A Question Mark Is Half a Heart. Elin has kept her past hidden for more than 20 years, but secrets have a way of catching up with people.
Questions about a mysterious mass-disappearance haunt a documentary filmmaker with a tenuous familial connection to the tragedy, prompting her to go in with friends to uncover the truth on camera. But when their project is repeatedly sabotaged, it's clear that they aren't the only ones in the ghost town.