Loosely based on a school explosion that took place in New London, Texas in 1937, this is the story of two teenagers: Naomi, who is Mexican, and Wash, who is black, and their dealings with race, segregation, love, and the forces that destroy people.
"...I grew up in East Texas near where my novel Out of Darkness takes place, but I’ve lived outside of Texas for as long as I lived there. I have been a serious student all my life. In 2014, I completed a PhD in comparative literature at Indiana University where I focused on Latin American literatures, and now I am an assistant professor teaching world literatures at The Ohio State University. I love being silly with my sons, making collages out of old print materials, taking walks while blowing bubbles, baking, and playing word games like Puns of Anarchy."