Constance Rivera's Interview
How did you first come involved with the Inheritance Corp. and Nachine Bautista?
I was married to Nachine's grandson Lando Rivera. He decided to go political and leave the drug trade. With politics we could’ve made more money taking bribes and kickbacks, Nachine Bautista disagreed with the plan. She saw it as going legit and a betrayal against her. My husband and I didn’t want to be under her thumb anymore.
Nachine is a miserable witch living in that house among the poor wanting sympathy from the community and respect for creating drug addicts.
What do you mean by “that house”?
The house is like her kingdom and the five other houses she owns serve special purposes. She keeps her supplies of drugs in the fuchsia and chocolate-colored houses. Her drug dens houses are the peach and orange-colored ones where ghetto parties take place. Arcadio keeps guns in the orange house. He tortures people there too. She takes her lovers like Valerian to the red velvet-colored house and promises them the business. She gives up nothing. Valerian retaliates by using the same house to recruit his female employees. Other lovers break into the house to rob it.
Did you have a falling out with Nachine’s family?
Yeah, Arcadio assaulted me because he was jealous of his brother Lando and me living large. I had a limo driving me around, jewelry, money, and I desire nothing because I had it all.
Lando should’ve taken revenge on Arcadio but he didn’t. Who got kill?
Lando did. He was always timid and pitiful around Nachine and Arcadio. I told him to kill his mama and his brother. The fool ignored me.
If you so bitter, why can’t you tell what you know to the police?
I was sent by the Brazilian government to kill Nachine’s family off.
Why did you marry one of Nachine’s sons?
You don’t understand where I’ve been or how I’ve got here.
I leave it to you to discover.
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The novel One Death At A Time (work in progress) conveys a hopeful message that Detroit can overcome it's problems.