Boisseau’s Emet Truth is about an autistic man, Andre, who is falsely accused of raping his niece, Dora. Alexandre and Andre Boisseau are twin brothers. Before dying, their mother encouraged Alexandre to take care of his brother because of his diagnosis. When Andre is accused of raping his niece, society’s pressure forces Alexandre to allow outsiders to determine Andre’s future.
Years later, Alexandre and Andre become ill around the same time. After Alexandre recovers, he cares for his brother without his family’s knowledge. Alexandre’s son Junior has his father followed by a private eye and confronts him. Junior joins his father in helping Andre. They take Andre to a therapist, who begins to unravel the truth and start the healing process. During therapy, Andre becomes the teacher, reminding his family of what really matters.
Dora and her husband move back to New Orleans to help her father Alexandre with his medical clinic. The move increases her nightmares, and she is forced to deal with the rape and other secrets. Discoveries are made when the Boisseau family realizes how secretes can impact people physically, mentally, and spiritually. Each member of the family is transformed when faced with their personal truths.
Alexandre’s best friend Charles is a minister of a mega-church. Although he’s a man of the cloth, he has a deceptive dark side. Charles hates Alexandre and believes he stole his father’s affection from him, along with LaNora, the woman he wanted to marry. Charles’ obsession with LaNora drives him to hire a LaNora look-alike escort to pacify his desires. When that doesn’t work, his madness grows and leads to his self-destruction.
Murder, lies, secrets, deceit, lust, and rape are some of the evil spirits this Christian family must face before finding the truth. Emet means “truth” in Hebrew.
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Interview with Masika Ray, author of Boisseau’s Emet Truth
When did you realize you had a book (or some books) inside you?
Eight years old. It’s amazing how our dreams during childhood turns out to be your true heart’s desire. Perhaps, we can hear God clearer before being bogged down with life’s problems.
Why is the theme of this project important?
This book is about autism. I have a 17 year-old with autism, and she deserves a chance at life to be understood as who God made her, not how people believe she should be. I know our struggles, while people do not see her or believe she is not relevant because they do not recognize her potential, beauty or worth.
What did you learn about yourself while writing this book?
While writing this book, I become conscious of the peace of being content. No matter what Andre was going through, he remained comfortable; nothing shook him while he waited patiently for God to work out his problems. I see that calmness in most autistic individuals.
How do you find time to write?
Life has taken a turn since writing Boisseau’s Emet Truth. Our family is in transition, and it is my prayer that I can find time to write the sequel in the near future.
If you could work on a writing project with anyone (dead or alive), who would it be? Why?
Most writers dream about their writing developing into film. I would love to work with Angela Bassett in efforts to bring LaNora to life. I could even see Courtney B. as Alexandre and Andre. This couple has chosen their work carefully, and I believe Boisseau’s Emet Truth is one that would add to their tasteful body of work.
About Masika Ray, author of Boisseau’s Emet Truth
I am the mother of an autistic child. I have met people who believe individuals diagnosed with autism lack intelligence. Actually, some autistic individuals see life more clearly than we “normal folks” do, as shown in my recently self-published book, Boisseau’s Emet Truth. This book is a complex story about faith, forgiveness, and family. As a child, I was raised by my grandmother. She gave me two spankings. One was because I was misbehaving in school, and the second spanking was because I did not volunteer to perform in church when she was absent due to illness. The church family reported that I did nothing when they asked for youth volunteers. After she spanked me, she explained that I should never give up an opportunity to serve. That lesson overflowed into my adult life in understanding that we who are able are here to serve. Regardless of your calling, we are all commissioned to help someone less fortunate. I have a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Master’s of Education from LeTourneau University. I taught elementary for 10 years, and I am currently a full time Realtor, CASA volunteer, and mother.