Characters’ cravings drive the story

Each character in the Canal Tales Series wants something. In A Shocking & Unnatural Incident, Tess wants to work on the Erie Canal; Lucy wants to go to college; Beany wants to learn to read. Simple goals? Not for women. Or for people of color. Not in 1848.

Though their wants change in Wixumlee Is My Salvation, each young woman continues to struggle with her needs and chase her desires.

Of course, shady characters like Wixumlee or Tess’ father Liam Riley have wants of their own. Rarely do their cravings coincide with what Tess, Beany or Lucy covet.

Click on a character. See what drives her or him to satisfy their hunger.

Featured Characters

Tess Riley Beany Lucy Wixumlee Beau Maas