Fire & Brimstone

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Zusatztext "This novel is full of drama and lessons...an interesting one-sitting read!" -- Shonell Bacon! Author of Luvalwayz: The Opposite Sex and Relationships Informationen zum Autor Laurinda D. Brown uses her writing to tell universal stories that apply to all cross-sections of society. A graduate of Howard University, she writes about life, not lifestyles. She is the author of Fire & Brimstone , The Highest Price for Passion , and Undercover . She currently resides in the Atlanta metro area with her two daughters. Klappentext Chris Desmereaux has her own special relationship with God! and it doesn't include raising hell six days a week and repenting on Sundays. Her lover! Gayle Evans! sees nothing wrong--or hypocritical--about that arrangement. Gayle is the minister of music at their local church! and she delights in leading the congregation in joyful! foot-stomping song once a week. But Chris is secretly ashamed of sneaking around with her lover and wonders how Gayle can guide nearly a thousand upright congregants while carrying on a secret lesbian affair. She is starting to have major issues with their relationship! as well as with her entire life. But a change is coming to Memphis that will challenge the faith! belief! and tenuous bond of both women. For Chris! it is a journey fraught with perils! pitfalls! and temptation that will take her in unexpected directions and could lead to a second chance at love. An exhilarating and liberating tale of one woman's odyssey of self-enlightenment sans the usual guideposts! "Fire & Brimstone is both a wickedly sexy story and a modern-day parable about what it means to be black! Christian! and lesbian today. Written by a uniquely gifted storyteller! it is a novel like no other in recent contemporary fiction. Zusammenfassung Chris Desmereauxcollege graduate, churchgoer, and single motheris struggling with poverty, coming to terms with her sexuality, and finding lovethough she is unaware that her life will change, for better or worse, the day Gayle Evans finds her personal ad in the paper and answers it. Gayle Evans, toe-tapping, knee-slapping, make-you-wanna-holla Minister of Music with a divine gift from God. "Praise the Lord" is her mantra. Macking women is her game. Destroying every life she touches, Gayle brings more misery than harmony. She has a lesson or two to learn after she uses her "relationship with God" to break up a seemingly happy home. Alternately set in Washington, D.C. and Memphis, Tennessee, Fire & Brimstone is an "in your face" tale that explores lesbianism and black motherhood as both separate and integrated issues impacting the main character's role as a single parent, while opening dialogue on same-sex domestic violence, religious beliefs, bisexuality, negligent fathers, economics, and intra-racial caste systems among African Americans. Depending on one's beliefs and opinions, Fire & Brimstone leaves no room for "in-between" emotions, leading the reader to ultimately draw his or her own conclusion as to what the ending actually means: Is homosexuality a sin, or does God love us as we are? The author reminds us that gay women are everywhere, even in the African American churcha place where no one expects to find them. Fire & Brimstone does an excellent job of testing the boundaries of 21st century morality....

Autorentext
Laurinda D. Brown uses her writing to tell universal stories that apply to all cross-sections of society. A graduate of Howard University, she writes about life, not lifestyles. She is the author of Fire & Brimstone, The Highest Price for Passion, and Undercover. She currently resides in the Atlanta metro area with her two daughters.

Klappentext

Chris Desmereaux has her own special relationship with God, and it doesn't include raising hell six days a week and repenting on Sundays. Her lover, Gayle Evans, sees nothing wrong--or hypocritical--about that arrangement. Gayle is the minister of music at their local church, and she delights in leading the congregation in joyful, foot-stomping song once a week. But Chris is secretly ashamed of sneaking around with her lover and wonders how Gayle can guide nearly a thousand upright congregants while carrying on a secret lesbian affair. She is starting to have major issues with their relationship, as well as with her entire life. But a change is coming to Memphis that will challenge the faith, belief, and tenuous bond of both women. For Chris, it is a journey fraught with perils, pitfalls, and temptation that will take her in unexpected directions and could lead to a second chance at love. An exhilarating and liberating tale of one woman's odyssey of self-enlightenment sans the usual guideposts, "Fire & Brimstone is both a wickedly sexy story and a modern-day parable about what it means to be black, Christian, and lesbian today. Written by a uniquely gifted storyteller, it is a novel like no other in recent contemporary fiction.



Zusammenfassung
Chris Desmereaux—college graduate, churchgoer, and single mother—is struggling with poverty, coming to terms with her sexuality, and finding love—though she is unaware that her life will change, for better or worse, the day Gayle Evans finds her personal ad in the paper and answers it.

Gayle Evans, toe-tapping, knee-slapping, make-you-wanna-holla Minister of Music with a divine gift from God. "Praise the Lord" is her mantra. Macking women is her game. Destroying every life she touches, Gayle brings more misery than harmony. She has a lesson or two to learn after she uses her "relationship with God" to break up a seemingly happy home.

Alternately set in Washington, D.C. and Memphis, Tennessee, Fire & Brimstone is an "in your face" tale that explores lesbianism and black motherhood as both separate and integrated issues impacting the main character's role as a single parent, while opening dialogue on same-sex domestic violence, religious beliefs, bisexuality, negligent fathers, economics, and intra-racial caste systems among African Americans. Depending on one's beliefs and opinions, Fire & Brimstone leaves no room for "in-between" emotions, leading the reader to ultimately draw his or her own conclusion as to what the ending actually means: Is homosexuality a sin, or does God love us as we are?

The author reminds us that gay women are everywhere, even in the African American church—a place where no one expects to find them. Fire & Brimstone does an excellent job of testing the boundaries of 21st century morality.

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Fire & Brimstone
Untertitel
Sex, Lies and Drama
Autor
EAN
9781593090159
ISBN
978-1-59309-015-9
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Simon & Schuster N.Y.
Genre
Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten
240
Gewicht
318g
Größe
H214mm x B140mm x T15mm
Jahr
2004
Untertitel
Englisch
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