Hear a clip of the audiobook for House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel, narrated by Bahni Turpin. Stay tuned for new reviews of the audiobook to appear very soon. Publishers Weekly and AudioFile Magazine are both reviewing the audio version of House of Rougeaux mostly likely to be published in early April.
In the March/April issue of Foreword Reviews a lovely review of House of Rougeaux appears. Here’s an excerpt of the review. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this highly anticipated title. Pre-order your copy now!
The story unfolds in seven sections, each focusing on a different member of what becomes a very large clan. To the book’s credit, this is not your typical generational tale. The sections are not presented in chronological order, but skip from Abeje to the 1960s and civil rights eras, then back again to the last decades of slavery, then forward to post-Civil War years. Also unconventional is the fact that the story does not pass from parent to child, but broadens to hopscotch among characters who are distant cousins.
Both of these high-wire risks work to the book’s advantage, creating a wide tapestry rather than a narrow portrait and giving a sense of the vast scope that the word “family” entails….Perhaps the greatest achievement of the book is that in spite of the inescapable presence of slavery and prejudice, it isn’t really about either of these things. Jenny Jaeckel’s House of Rougeaux is about people–varied and fully realized individuals who make the flawed world their own.
–Susan Waggoner, Foreword Reviews
House of Rougeaux is available for pre-order online and will be sold in bookstores across the US and Canada. Publication date is April 24th, 2018.
This is our biggest giveaway yet! Fifty copies of House of Rougeaux will ship out on February 26th. Enter now for your chance to win. (you must be a Goodreads member to enter, but becoming a member is free, and organizing your virtual reading library on Goodreads is fun!)
House of Rougeaux begins on a sugar plantation on the island of Martinique and follows the descendants of African slaves through countless trials, as they move to Canada and the US. Each new generation of the Rougeaux family takes the spotlight in an emotional tale that spans nearly two centuries. Jenny Jaeckel blends coming-of-age, folklore, and historical fiction with explorations of gender, race, and sexuality, creating a wondrous and harrowing tale of hope and healing.
Are you interested in the emerging buzz for House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel? Search for #Rougeaux on Twitter, FB, or Instagram to see who’s posting about this forthcoming family epic.
Bitch Media, a great online magazine and news source, has featured House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel on their list:
House of Rougeaux is in good company! Thanks Bitch Media.
House of Rougeaux by Jenny Jaeckel is coming out in April of 2018 to a bookstore near you, in print, ebook and audio.
Raincloud Press is excited to announce we have booked Bahni Turpin to narrate the audiobook version of House of Rougeaux! Turpin is an established voice actor with many titles and awards under her belt. Two of her latest titles are The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. Turpin has an astounding range of voices and accents; we are so grateful she accepted this project. She’s listed on Audible’s Narrator Hall of Fame.
We are working with Mosaic Audio in Los Angeles, who are have been graciously working to get this project done for our January deadline. We plan on releasing the audiobook simultaneously with the print and ebook versions on April 24th, 2018. It will be an unabridged version of House of Rougeaux, to be published on Audible, iTunes and wherever audiobooks are sold (and will also be available in some libraries).
Audiobook Narrated by Bahni Turpin, available April 2018.
Unabridged digital audio, ISBN 978-1-941203-27-9, retail $24.99
Unabridged digital audio – library version ISBN 978-1-941203-29-3
Listen to an excerpt of our audiobook below:
Bahni Turpin Biography
Bahni Turpin is a native of Pontiac, Michigan, now residing in Los Angeles. Turpin has narrated over seventy audiobooks, and she is also an acclaimed actress with many theatre, TV and film credits. Turpin has won many awards for her audiobook narration, including the audie award for best fiction narration (for the title Sister of Mine). For a list of her film and TV credits, see IMDB.com.
It’s such a busy time of year for folks it seems, and it’s true for Raincloud as well. We’ve been upgrading our website, staying busy on Instagram and shipping books left and right. That’s why it’s nice to take this chance to relax and share some media news with you.
Author Jenny Jaeckel’s review of The Time of the Doves by Merce Rodoreda appeared on Read It Forward‘s page titled “The Books 36 Authors Are Giving Away to Their Friends This Holiday.” She wrote a longer review of the same title that will appear on her blog in the coming months. Her December post is good one too, about suggestions for topics of conversation at the proverbial holiday party. Wishing everyone happy holidays!