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Critically acclaimed novelist, Marita Golden, explores passion, politics, and sisterhood in this rich and poignant tale of the intimate friendship between two courageous African-American women, from 1963 freedom summer to today.
Two very different African-American women meet, each to discover in the other an elegant completion of herself. Jessie, running from her sexually abusive father and distant mother, is a born actress. In the movement, she discovers an unknown world of personal freedom that could shape her into an extraordinary talent or destroy her from within. Macon, a fearless and brilliant woman, knows she is too good to settle for less than she's worth, but her activism threatens the man she loves.
In a vital time of politics and passion, two women struggle to recreate themselves and their world.
"Marita Golden writes with a fine hand."--Newsweek
"A testament to the human spirit...An engaging saga of unconditional friendship, love and forgiveness...Golden's style is modern, refreshing and accurately captures a slice of African-American life."--St. Petersburg Times