A divided family. A devastated community. And the disaster that brings them all together.
Pearce Oysters, a family drama set on the Louisiana coastline during the historic 2010 oil spill, follows the Pearces, local oyster farmers whose business, family, and livelihood are on the brink of collapse.
This is eye-opening, eco-fiction at its best--a story that highlights the grit and beauty of lives lived in an overlooked corner of the American South. Diving deep into the bonds of family, culture, class, and industry, the novel elevates the voices of deeply sympathetic characters: Jordan, the reluctant head of his family's storied oyster company; May, his distressed, widowed mother; and Benny, his beatnik musician brother, who returns from New Orleans in their time of crisis.
The dynamic between Jordan's desperation to live up to, and become the business, and Benny's determination to separate from his family entirely, before the spill, builds the perfect storm.