Fiction. Drama. Eaddon Towers had been through incarnations as a mogul's mansion, a nursing home and for over sixty years a haven for its long time multicultural tenants. That is, until its choice location and river views gain the attention of real estate speculators. Stymied by the legal protections for those old tenants who stifle the march of market progress by refusing to move, one developer sends their best buyout specialist, Stella, to work her magic in clearing the building. Stella, herself a product of the Eaddon neighborhood and desperate for a vacation from her mercenary occupation, is ready to do anything to accomplish this job, leading her into a moral quandary about the meaning of "do anything." In return, certain residents also have ideas about what they are willing to do to remain in the only home they've ever known. And in the meantime, a younger resident of the Eaddon, Bilal, a young man just trying to be decent, understand himself, and make an honest living, sees Stella through innocent eyes even as his parents see her in less flattering terms. And through it all, one important question: why not just move to the mythical land of Aruba?
Evan Margetson grew up in Harlem in a multi-racial household and was educated in New York's public schools. After completing his studies in Latin American Studies and Social Work, he travelled about the Caribbean and Brazil for years before returning to settle down in order to practice pychotherapy and write prose in the Boston area where he lives with his musician wife Teresa Ines, and their two children. He is currently working on a novel dealing with racial identity, politics and mythological creatures.Author City: LYNN, MA USA