Gris-Gris Daughter [on hold]

Gris-Gris Daughter [on hold]

2.6K Reads 62 Votes 7 Part Story
David Mark Brown By LostDMBFiles Updated Mar 20, 2011

Gris-Gris Daughter, both Southern gothic and darkly inspirational, explores an East Texas culture thick with racism and religion where family ties can strangle as well as nurture. Tense, emotional and literary this supernatural drama depicts a family at the crossroads of both angels and demons.

Burdened by the need for identity, Samantha Charles, a mixed-race product of rape, takes time away from college to visit the town of her roots in Eastern Texas. The story she discovers starts in the summer of 1963.

Reformed alcoholic and pastor, Joseph King has suffered from insomnia since returning from the Korean War. His early morning routine of push-ups and smoking a Lucky Strike may not sit well with his new Southern Baptist congregation in Bethel, Texas, but King is more interested in hearing the mysterious voice of God whom he believes is calling him to do the unthinkable – marry a teenage girl of mixed race as a white man in his thirties.

Over three generations Gris-Gris Daughter weaves together the story of Elise Rabideau, Joseph King, and the tormented lives of their offspring. Ultimately it examines the cultural and social issues that have ravaged much of the South over the last 200 years and how their binding effects, which without being broken, will continue to haunt the generations to follow.

Rape, murder, voodoo, hurricanes, revenge, demons, lynch mobs and the like ratchet up the stakes in this gothic tale of failure, redemption and forgiveness.

  • dark
  • drama
  • gothic
  • literary
  • racism
  • religious
  • southern
  • spiritual
  • supernatural
  • violent
  • voodoo
GenXblogger GenXblogger Mar 24, 2011
Holy Heck - one of the best stories I've read since joining this site! 
LostDMBFiles LostDMBFiles Oct 18, 2010
                              "re the message at the bottom of the page, I'm definately interested in swapping work for critique."
                              What do you think would work best? Should we just follow what is released here on wattpad and critique it? or send stuff via .doc file? (in order to leave more specific notes)?
AngusEcrivain AngusEcrivain Oct 18, 2010
                              Definitely... that kinda' thing is always appreciated :)
                              Good luck with everything Wattpad, and I await your uploads excitedly :)
LostDMBFiles LostDMBFiles Oct 18, 2010
@DeathRage Thanks Dan. Just learning my way around wattpad.  I look forward to a chance to read Half-Light.  I like to try to leave behind some helpful critique whenever I can (helps me get better too).  If that sort of thing is appreciated I'll make sure I do with Half-Light.
AngusEcrivain AngusEcrivain Oct 18, 2010
Excellent mate.. I find myself agreeing with @TheOrangutan , this is a top notch prologue! Looking forward to reading more! Voted/Tweeted, and in my library :)
                              Oh that reminds me, I noticed that Half-Light is in your library... it's always nice to see :)
TheOrangutan TheOrangutan Oct 13, 2010
@hachebrown - re the message at the bottom of the page, I'm definately interested in swapping work for critique. I look forward to the next piece of this, the prologue is top notch.