In Her Presence: A Husband's Dirty Secret
This is the story of a young, desperate, rich Negro mother and her children, and her courageous teenage daughter in the south in the 1950's.
Maebelle Hawkins, a young, pretty, divorcee, moves to Derriene Crossing with her heart set on finding the perfect husband. When Rufus Poygoode, a well-to-do, good-looking farmer proposes marriage, she feels her life has come full circle.
But it is a marriage awash in deception. A few weeks after their union,...