Cereus Blooms at Night
Set on a fictional Caribbean island, Cereus Blooms at Night unveils the mystery surrounding Mala Ramchandin and the tempestuous history of her family. At its heart is an alleged crime committed years before the story opens. Mala is the aging woman suspected of murder who is delivered to the Paradise Alms House after being declared mentally unfit to stand trial. Frail and mute, she is placed in the care of a vivacious male nurse who becomes her unlikely confidant and the storyteller of Mala's extraordinary life.
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Review: Cereus Blooms at NightUser Review - Lily Forsythe - Goodreads
I thought it was beautifully written and rich with various interpretations, but if I didn't have to read it for school I would have put it down unfinished due to the numerous graphic and violent scenes that were too dark for me to stomach. So, trigger warning! Read full review
Review: Cereus Blooms at NightUser Review - C. Kimmi - Goodreads
Words cannot begin to describe how touched, heartbroken and healed this book leaves me each time I've read and re-read it. I only wish I had found it at 14. I grew up yearning for books that spoke of real horrors, real love and real Caribbean magics like this one. Read full review