It is a cold, rainy night in 1925 in the pine hills of Georgia,
when a young girl, covered with moss and dead leaves, is discovered
on the doorstep of a castle designated as an orphanage for Negro
girls. She is named Cleopatra by staff members, who are thrilled to
receive their first resident; their excitement quickly wanes,
however, when she is diagnosed with typhoid fever. No one knows if
she will survive the night.
But it turns out the little swamp girl is stronger than anyone
ever imagined. She survives her bout with the terrible disease-only
to reveal that she has amnesia. Haunted by past trauma and plagued
by episodes of sleepwalking, Cleo embarks on a coming-of-age
journey during which she slowly pieces together an identity,
embraces her past, and discovers her destiny. In the midst of a
dangerous and unpredictable landscape, Cleo is about to realize
just how important she will become to the future of the south.
"Set in the pre-war, Jim Crow south, "CASTLES OF DEFERRED
DREAMS" is a haunting and evocative exploration of race and
identity, love and loss, as seen through the eyes of Cleo Marshall,
a tragic and unforgettable heroine."
-Kasi Lemmons, filmmaker
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||216 x 140 x 13mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
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