|Author:||Dickey, Eric Jerome|
|Publisher:||Penguin Group USA|
|Publish Date:||May 2002|
|Number of Pages:||400|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.7|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.34 x 0.85 x 7.92|
Eric Jerome Dickey was born in Memphis, Tennessee on July 7, 1961. He received a degree in computer system technology from the University of Memphis. In 1983, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the aerospace industry as a software developer. Soon after starting his job, he decided to become an actor and a stand-up comedian, which eventually lead him to a writing career. He attended UCLA's Creative Writing classes and in 1994, his short story Thirteen appeared in the IBWA's River Crossing: Voices of the Diaspora - An Anthology of the International Black Experience.
His books include Milk in My Coffee; Liar's Game; Chasing Destiny; Between Lovers; Thieves' Paradise; The Other Woman; Sleeping with Strangers; Waking with Enemies; and An Accidental Affair. He received the awards for Best Contemporary Fiction and Author of the Year (Male) at the 2006 African American Literary Award Show.
The spirited narration, provided by the author and Gabriella Callender, adds much to this contemporary romance. Written in a glib, conversational style tailor-made for audio, Dickey's fifth novel takes an uncompromising look at the modern consequences of keeping secrets. Running from a love affair that left her emotionally and fiscally bankrupt, Dana moves cross-country and soon meets Vince at a Los Angeles club. The two develop a relationship, and, wanting to leave the past behind, Dana decides not to tell Vince about her former lover and her financial woes.
Vince, the divorced father of a young child, also decides that revealing his past will jeopardize this new romance. However, when Dana's former lover and Vince's ex-wife and child suddenly arrive in town, the two lovers, now engaged to be married, confront the truths about their pasts violently. Recommended for all contemporary fiction collections. Beth Farrell, Portage Cty. Dist. Lib., OH
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