The Summer I Ate the Rich (Hardcover)

The Summer I Ate the Rich By Maika Moulite, Maritza Moulite Cover Image

The Summer I Ate the Rich (Hardcover)


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A bone-chilling modern horror about a Haitian American girl who uses her previously hidden zombie abilities to enact revenge on the wealthy elites who’ve caused her family pain.

Brielle Petitfour loves to cook. But with a chronically sick mother and bills to pay, becoming a chef isn’t exactly a realistic career path.

When her mom’s boss gets killed in a hit and run, washing their financial stability down the drain, Brielle manages to win over the rich families who employ them when they taste her one-of-a-kind meals. Everyone praises her for their unique flavors and textures, which keeps everyone guessing what’s in her dishes. The secret ingredient? Human flesh.

Written by the storytelling duo, Maika and Maritza Moulite, The Summer I Ate the Rich is a biting, smart new horror inspired by Haitian zombie lore that scrutinizes the socioeconomic and racial inequity that is the foundation of our modern times. Just like Brielle, it will have you asking: What’s for dinner?

Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite are sisters and co-authors of young adult novels Dear Haiti, Love Alaine and One of the Good Ones. When they aren't working diligently on their next project, you can find them rocking out to Earth, Wind and Fire’s “September” or listening to the latest audiobook. To find out more information about this talented sister duo you can visit
Product Details ISBN: 9780374390532
ISBN-10: 0374390533
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: April 22nd, 2025
Pages: 384
Language: English