Thou Shalt Eat Dust

Elizabeth and Charles Widenhammer, Polish and German upper middle class, lived in Phoenix, Arizona and were married for more than thirty years. They raised two beautiful children and by all accounts had a wonderful life. That is, until Charles is diagnosed with Testicular Cancer and dies. So, after thirty years of marriage Elizabeth finds herself alone for the very first time.

Frank and Julia Davis, African American, working poor, raised in Chicago’s Robert Taylor Projects, were married for thirty-two years. During Frank’s bid for election as Chicago’s second African American Mayor, Julia kept Frank’s world as normal as possible under the glaring white hot spotlight of Chicago politics. But when Julia dies from her five year battle with metastatic breast cancer, Frank is left devastated.

Both Frank and Elizabeth are drowning in grief and spiraling down into depression. Elizabeth uses alcohol as a means of coping while Frank spends long hours at work rarely returning to the home he once shared with his beloved wife, Julia.

But a chance meeting of Frank and Elizabeth, in Phoenix during a rare dust storm, known as a Haboob, leads to a one-night stand that turns into a second chance for love.

But there’s a problem. Long buried family secrets, that connect these two lovers in ways they never could have imagined, just might tear them apart.

Will Frank and Elizabeth have the courage to overcome family secrets, politics, and racial prejudices, so that they can have a second chance at love?

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