Gripping, fast-paced, gorgeously written, and with unforgettable characters, Cauchemar tells the story of 20-year-old Hannah, who finds herself living alone on the edge of a Louisianan swamp after her adopted mother and protector dies. Hannah falls in love with Callum, an easy-going boat captain and part-time musician, but after her mysterious birth mother, outcast as a witch and rumoured to commune with the dead, comes back into Hannah’s life, she must confront what she’s been hiding from the deadly spirits that haunt the swamp, the dark secrets of her past, and the nascent gift she possesses.
Like the nightmares that plague Hannah, Cauchemar lingers and haunts.
Alexandra Grigorescu: Alexandra Grigorescu has a Master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Toronto, where she attended writing workshops led by George Eliot Clarke, and Jeff Parker and wrote her thesis under the guidance of Camilla Gibb. She works as a freelance journalist and lives in Toronto, Ontario.