This historical, urban-based novel touches on the underlying culture of teenage pregnancy in the inner-city and the ripple effect of deceptive paternity. What are the emotional consequences when a man is deceived into thinking a child is his? What are the emotional consequences for that child when they discover they’re not? Unfortunately for all involved, the answer results in fatal consequences. Set in Newark, New Jersey during the turbulent 1967 riots, the story follows a young girl whose life is turned tragically upside down as she discovers her mother’s past deceptions and infidelities. Brenda Johnson is the spoiled, profane and precocious 13-year daughter of Theo, a free-spirited man and Naomi, a tortured woman hiding an explosive secret. Some suspect, including Naomi’s malicious sister Josephine, who because of a simmering feud is determined to make Naomi pay for her sins – past and present.
- Publisher : Enaz Soul (January 6, 2015)
- Language: : English
- ISBN-13 : 9781592325320