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Deborah Fletcher Mello, author of Rested Waters
Rested Waters is the haunting story of Janay Tucker, a young woman who is forced to reflect back on her past and the memories of her tumultuous childhood when she receives notice of her incarcerated father’s death.
Rehashing history through the eyes of her paternal grandfather, James Tucker, Janay is made to flash back to a past with an abusive mother who dies a violent death, a father imprisoned for the crime and the family and friends left to help rebuild her future. Through a tapestry of human encounters, Rested Waters delves into the emotions and experiences of love and turmoil, racism and respect, flesh and spirit.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Rested Waters?
Deborah Fletcher Mello: Many, many, many years ago this story unfolded within the depths of a very dark and haunting dream. I’d been to church Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Deborah Fletcher Mello, author of Rested Waters