Chasing Destiny

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Chasing Destiny

Format:  Paperback,

470 pages

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

Publish Date: Apr 2007

ISBN-13: 9780451219275

ISBN-10: 0451219279

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Billie is as notorious for her beauty as she is for the hot yellow Ducati motorcycle she rides down L.A.'s meanest streets. Tough and talented, she does things her way. Until an unplanned pregnancy spins her life out of control. Her problem: Her lover Keith's divorce decree has been revoked, forcing him to choose between Billie and his dangerously manipulative wife, Carmen, along with their troubled and deceptive daughter, Destiny, a fifteen-year-old dancing on the edge of womanhood. Horrific things happen when Keith's daughter disappears in the company of low friends in dark places. And in chasing Destiny, Billie, Keith, and Carmen find their lives inextricably linked by a dangerous and seductive pursuit-at any speed, at any cost.

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Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Publish Date: Apr 2007
ISBN-13: 9780451219275
ISBN-10: 0451219279
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 470
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.85
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.25 x 8.0 x 1.0

About the author

Biography of Dickey, Eric Jerome

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.

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Review by Library Journal (2006-05-01)

Billie is the ultimate unconventional woman, beautiful and smart and riding through the streets of Los Angeles on her yellow Ducati motorcycle. Problems arise when she falls for Keith, becomes pregnant, and then realizes that Keith's "supposedly" soon-to-be ex-wife, Carmen, wants him back. Vowing to keep her family together at all costs, Carmen devises several devious plots to insure that Billie and her unborn baby stay permanently out of the picture.

While everyone fights for his or her own interests, they all fail to notice the effect this insane love triangle is having on Keith and Carmen's 15-year-old daughter, Destiny. Billie, Carmen, and Keith are forced to chase after Destiny as she runs into all the wrong people and places. Despite extremely long chapters, this latest novel from Dickey (Genevieve) does not disappoint. A well-developed plot, interesting characters, and beautiful imagery of various neighborhoods of Los Angeles combine to make it an exciting read. Recommended for public libraries with contemporary African American collections.

[See Prepub Alert, LJ 1/06.] - Lisa Jones, Birmingham P.L., AL

(c). Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Library Journal (2006-01-01)

Destiny is the daughter of Keith, who's married to Carmen and cheating with Billie. Now Billie's pregnant, Carmen wants Keith back, and Destiny has vanished. Can Billie and her trusty yellow motorcycle save the day?

Book description

Billie is as notorious for her beauty as she is for the hot yellow Ducati motorcycle she rides down L.A.'s meanest streets. Tough and talented, she does things her way. Until an unplanned pregnancy spins her life out of control. Her problem: Her lover Keith's divorce decree has been revoked, forcing him to choose between Billie and his dangerously manipulative wife, Carmen, along with their troubled and deceptive daughter, Destiny, a fifteen-year-old dancing on the edge of womanhood. Horrific things happen when Keith's daughter disappears in the company of low friends in dark places. And in chasing Destiny, Billie, Keith, and Carmen find their lives inextricably linked by a dangerous and seductive pursuit-at any speed, at any cost.

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