Author D.T. Pollard is a rising voice in contemporary fiction. In this Essence best seller, he cleverly tackles a sensitive subject, following the fortunes of a woman who survived 2005's Hurricane Katrina and was forever changed by the event.After losing her grandmother, her home, and all her worldly possessions in the storm, Monique Deveraux has all but given up on life. Then at an evacuee shelter, a wealthy woman takes her in and introduces her to a billionaire businessman, starting Monique on a whirlwind of success. But something is lurking in the shadows that could take everything away again. In the chaos after the storm, a convict walked out of jail and blended in with the dishevelled evacuees - and she was looking for revenge when she met Monique.Monique's story is not just about the storm, but about how an event can change lives - for better or for worse. Susan Spain narrates Monique's story of the far-reaching effects of Hurricane Katrina.
©2006 D.T. Pollard; (P)2008 Recorded Books