Anonymity by Joshua Thaddeus Hill
Dominic left his family to a Creole cottage in late 19th century New Orleans, when his wife developed a mysterious case of dementia. Abandoned by her husband, Eleanor rests in the care of her two children, Clara and Julian. Through contradicting narratives, each family member recalls the grim events following Dominic’s return; a far different man than the one who left. As Eleanor’s identity slips away, a new one emerges, leaving nothing behind but for the one memory she wants to let go; a ghost that continues to haunt her so…
Over rivers and fields, the nights fell ill. The trees did not dare breathe nor waters move. And stars — the only light that one could prove. There was not but what was of winter’s chill. That winter was not so cold, not cold — but still.