The Inquirer on Marcella McCoy-Deh and T.M. Giggetts’ The Search for Susu
The Inquirer reports on exploring shame and redemeption in Marcella McCoy-Deh and FDU MFA alum T.M. Giggetts’ The Search for Susu (NewSeason Books, 2015). Read more at The Inquirer.
About the novel:
When Dr. Francine Carty imagined becoming a tenured professor at one of Philadelphia’s most revered institutions of higher learning, she never considered just how winding the road to fulfilling her dream would be. The financial and psychological hardships she encounters as an adjunct/part-time professor seem to diminish her dreams into fantasies.
Complicating matters is her intense, intermittent relationship with a handsome but annoying colleague. Taking advantage of a moment of clarity, Francine lands the opportunity of lifetime—a research fellowship to Ghana sponsored by a secret global network of highly successful women. But calamity awaits as Francine learns how low she can fall when an unfortunate decision goes viral on social media and devastates her reputation at home and abroad.
Humbly, and with the help of an intriguing stranger, Francine faces her truth and does the work to overcome the pain of shame and rejection. Still, Francine is unsure if she can climb out of the muck of her own making when she returns stateside to face expectant family, friends and colleagues.
Will she have to give up the life she envisioned? Which of her relationships will survive the fall out?