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Tony is an original short story from Celine Aenlle-Rochas collection in progress, inspired by her own family history. Each story centers on a different descendent of a creole family from Louisiana and depicts how each members relationship to their Black identity shifts and transforms over time as the family migrates across the United States. In Tony an unnamed family member acts as the family historian. The interplay of the two voices, Tonys and the narrators, reminds us how oral tradition holds a familys legacy together even when physical and spiritual migrations have torn them apart.