Perhaps Teche had no other thought than revenge. But a tree with thoughts? A black mangrove tree, nonetheless, from whose dark gnarled roots come snakes to devastate a town submerged in darkness. The mayor. The police chief. Oh, yes, the children. All given to the dark. Except for one boy. And a yard man. And a woman, newly arrived. They fight the terror. But a terror from where? The town? Teche? Or maybe ourselves. Because, after all, how can a tree have thoughts?
A tale of good and evil set within a searing social commentary, Teche grapples with questions of historical connections, religion and spirituality, and love and hate within the context of the moral dilemmas facing today’s world.