She keeps to the shadows and is everywhere and yet nowhere. She keeps watch, and protects. She was chosen because of her ability to become a puff of air brushing a cheek or a ripple in the sand of a beach. Her movements are almost imperceptible—dismissed as a trick of light, a figment of the imagination… So many coming, it is hard for her to keep watch. But, she is swift and can be anywhere, faster than a frightened, indrawn breath. She is Lusca.
Discover the magic of the otherworld in this collection of stories. Meet predators that prowl the night and cannot be stopped by locks or bars; heroes with fangs and backward turned feet. Wonder at a celestial being with the power to bring light to dark lives.
Through the creative genius and cultural knowledge of Patricia Glinton-Meicholas, LUSCA and Other Fantastic Tales animates and preserves several of the unique, legendary, but mostly forgotten creatures of Bahamian folklore.