When she’s six months
pregnant with me, Irene’s family invites her to a fete
at Mamma’s house in Mt. Rose.
They are celebrating the purchase of land on Pointzfield
The land, like most of the estates on the island, is
owned by Mamma’s white family, the DeGales.
After her father died, the property went to her brothers
and sisters. He’d removed her from his will when she
married a black man.