Historian and folklorist Gerard Besson takes you back in time to the early formative days of when Trinidad was young, and brings the Afro-French Creole cultural traditions to life in this gripping tale of the triumph of good over evil. This vella weaves a story around several generations of beautiful Caribbean women, who in their devotion to the goddess of love must contend with, and eventually destroy, the evil forces of the great deceiver. Follow their adventures in the wake of wars, revolutions, and changing fortunes. See how they find love, and in exploring their own femininity, discover their deeper and perhaps truer selves. Populated with villaius tricksters and stunning cafe-un-peu-au-lait beauties, faithful friends and betrayers of trust, this book is a declaration of love to the woman of the Antilles and to the old French culture of these islands. It speaks in different voices-French, English, Patois, depending on the occasion and the speaker-and comes to a highly dramatic end in a final battle. So, does magic still exist in Trinidad and Tobago, or is it all just a thing of the past?