The Son of Mr Suleman

The Son of Mr  Suleman
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781524745257
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Release: 2021-04-20
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A USA Today "20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read" Spring Pick From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey—named one of USA Today’s 100 Black Novelists and Fiction Authors You Should Read—comes his final work: an unflinchingly timely novel about history, hearts, and family. It’s the summer of 2019, and Professor Pi Suleman is a Black man from Memphis with a lot to endure—not only as a Black man in Trump’s America but in his hard-earned career as an adjunct professor. Pi is constantly forced to bite his tongue in the face of one of his tenured colleague’s prejudices and microaggressions. At the same time, he’s being blackmailed by a powerful professor who threatens to claim he has assaulted her, when in fact the truth is just the opposite, trapping him in a he-said-she-said with a white woman that, in this society, Pi knows he will never win. When he meets Gemma Buckingham, a sophisticated entrepreneur who has just moved to Memphis from London to escape a deep heartbreak, things begin to look up. Though Gemma and Pi hail from separate cultures, their differences fuel a fiery and passionate connection that just may consume them both. But Pi’s whirlwind romance is interrupted when his absentee father, a celebrated writer, passes away and Pi is called to Los Angeles to both collect his inheritance and learn about the man who never acknowledged him. With the complicated legacy of his famous father to make sense of, Gemma’s visa expiration date looming, and the threats of his colleague becoming increasingly intense, Pi must figure out who he is and what kind of man he will become in his father’s shadow. In The Son of Mr. Suleman, Eric Jerome Dickey takes readers on a powerful journey exploring racism, colorism, life as a mixed-race person, sexual assault, microaggressions, truth and lies, cultural differences, politics, family legacies, perceptions, the impact of enslavement and Jim Crow, code-switching, the power of death, and the weight of love. It is an extraordinary story, page-turning and intense, and a book only Dickey could write.

The Son of Mr Suleman

The Son of Mr  Suleman
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781524745233
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Professor Pi Suleman is a black man from Memphis and proud of it. Still, he has to endure a lot as an adjunct professor at the city's prestigious University Along the Nile, a hard-earned career that is crushing his spirit. Pi is constantly forced to bite his tongue in the face of one of his tenured colleague's prejudice and microaggressions. At the same time, he's being blackmailed by a powerful UAN professor who threatens to claim he has assaulted her; he is unable to reveal that she is actually sexually violating him, trapped in a he-said-she-said with a white woman that, in this society, Pi knows he will never win"--

The Son of Mr Suleman

The Son of Mr  Suleman
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 825
ISBN: 1432887866
Available:
Release: 2021-07-14
Editor: Thorndike Press Large Print
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Professor Pi Suleman is a black man from Memphis and proud of it. Still, he has to endure a lot as an adjunct professor at the city's prestigious University Along the Nile, a hard-earned career that is crushing his spirit. Pi is constantly forced to bite his tongue in the face of one of his tenured colleague's prejudice and microaggressions. At the same time, he's being blackmailed by a powerful UAN professor who threatens to claim he has assaulted her; he is unable to reveal that she is actually sexually violating him, trapped in a he-said-she-said with a white woman that, in this society, Pi knows he will never win"--

The Business of Lovers

The Business of Lovers
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781524745226
Available:
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

All is fair in love and lust in New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s tale of two brothers, four women, and the business of desire. Unlike their younger brother, André, whose star as a comedian is rising, neither Dwayne nor Brick Duquesne is having luck with his career—and they’re unluckier still in love. Former child star Dwayne has just been fired from his latest acting role and barely has enough money to get by after paying child support to his spiteful former lover, while Brick struggles to return to his uninspiring white-collar job after suffering the dual blows of a health emergency and a nasty breakup with the woman he still loves. Neither brother is looking to get entangled with a woman anytime soon, but love—and lust—has a way of twisting the best-laid plans. When Dwayne tries to reconnect with his teenage son, he finds himself fighting to separate his animosity from his attraction for his son’s mother, Frenchie. And Brick’s latest source of income—chauffeur and bodyguard to three smart, independent women temporarily working as escorts in order to get back on their feet—opens a world of possibility in both love and money. Penny, Christiana, and Mocha Latte know plenty of female johns who would pay top dollar for a few hours with a man like Brick . . . if he can let go of his past, embrace his unconventional new family, and allow strangers to become lovers. Eric Jerome Dickey paints a powerful portrait of the family we have, the families we create, and every sexy moment in between.

Milk in My Coffee

Milk in My Coffee
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101209141
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Release: 2000-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Eric Jerome Dickey comes the New York Times bestselling book that stirred up controversy with its bold portrayal of racial identity and subtle understanding of sexual intimacy. Jordan Greene is in culture shock when he arrives in Manhattan from his Tennessee hometown. Still, he manages to keep the pace and stay in the race, with a Wall Street job, a Queens apartment, and a very sexy girlfriend named J'nette. But when Jordan meets Kimberly Chavers, what starts as a shared cab ride turns into something more. This girl is funny, fiesty, fine...and white. And for a man with Malcolm X's picture hanging on his office wall, that's a definite problem.... This brightly entertaining and emotionally complex novel demonstrates why Eric Jerome Dickey was “one of the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century” (The New York Times).

Sister Sister

Sister  Sister
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0451188020
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Release: 1997-12-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'A high-spirited celebration of black sisterhood. Brims with humor, outrageousness, and affection' - Publishers Weekly

Friends and Lovers

Friends and Lovers
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101659663
Available:
Release: 1998-09-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hailed as one of “the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century” (The New York Times), Eric Jerome Dickey captures the humor and heartache of modern love in this sexy, soulful tale. Attraction can be instant. So can the consequences. Just ask Leonard, Debra, Tyrel, and Shelby. Four friends with so much in common: They’re good-hearted, loyal, and vulnerable to the complicated state of relations between men and women. They’re all searching for love—or at least unqualified affection. Either way, their lives are about to change…. A witty, honest portrait of the choices we make in the search for happy ever after, Friends and Lovers chronicles the lives of four young Black people through the joy, laughter, and pain of not-so-everyday life.

Mothers and Sons

Mothers and Sons
Author: Colm Toibin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781551995748
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Release: 2011-01-07
Editor: Emblem Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the internationally celebrated author of The Master, winner of the 2006 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Mothers and Sons is a deeply penetrating and beautifully written meditation on the dramas surrounding this most elemental of relationships. Each of the nine stories focuses on a moment in which an unspoken balance shifts; in which a mother or son do battle, or experience a sudden crisis, thus leaving their conception of who they are subtly or seriously altered. A son buries his mother and goes out to a drug-fuelled rave on a remote beach near Dublin. A mother sings about treacherous love to a rapt crowd of musicians in a local pub. And in “A Long Winter,” Colm Tóibín’s finest piece of fiction to date, a man goes searching for his mother in the snow-covered Pyrenees. Psychologically intricate and emotionally incisive, each finely wrought story teases out the delicate and difficult strands woven between mothers and sons. This is an acute, masterful, and moving collection that confirms Tóibín as a great prose stylist of our time.

Liar s Game

Liar s Game
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101143766
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Release: 2002-05-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this sensational New York Times bestseller, Eric Jerome Dickey explores how real people come together and fall apart in a story about a love that starts with a lie.... Dana Ann Smith has ditched New York—and a relationship gone bad—for Los Angeles, looking for a new man, a new career, and some stability. She thinks she's found it in Vincent Calvalry Browne Jr., a handsome, hardworking aerospace tech. They've offered just enough of themselves to make it the perfect romance. And they've withheld just enough to ruin it. When their secrets come to light, Dana and Vince come face-to-face with the fact that the passionate game between lovers and liars has just begun....

One Night

One Night
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9780451471710
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Release: 2016-04-05
Editor: Dutton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

On a cold and rainy night during the Christmas season, a woman who has suffered great personal loss and a successful businessman from Orange County meet by chance at a gas station in Los Angeles County. They have nothing in common, but as they engage in conversation they end up sequestered in an upscale hotel room. During intimacy, they continue to confide in each other and try to come to grips with their problems and their seasonal loneliness. For one night, their passion is boundless, but with every tick of the clock, their separate pasts close in.

Between Lovers

Between Lovers
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781101142431
Available:
Release: 2003-05-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's creations “have enough sultry self-confidence to suggest, at their best, a Prince song on paper” (The New York Times). Now, he puts a twist on the love triangle in this sexy, searing, and wise novel. Nicole made a bold move by dumping her fiance at the altar. From there, she's built a successful career, relocated north to Oakland, and fallen in love all over again—this time with a woman. But Nicole's still not entirely happy. Don't get her wrong—she likes what she has. It's just that she misses what she had. The question is, can she have it all? As she brings her ex back into her life and tests the boundaries between lovers, you'd better believe that the anger, jealousy, excitement, and passion of this triangle are going to run hot.... Nicole is playing with fire, not to mention the feelings of the two people who love her most in the world. How these three fascinating people handle this unusual and complex relationship makes for one of Dickey's most provocative and unforgettable novels.

Harlem

Harlem
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781524744892
Available:
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Available for the first time as an eBook, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey’s thrilling short story Harlem “People called me Harlem. I dubbed myself after that dangerous neighborhood that I’d never seen. I read life is rough in Harlem, and a black man isn’t expected to live to see twenty-five. I was twenty-three. The clock was ticking.” When Harlem gets off on a murder charge due to insanity, the asylum he’s sent to feels worse than death, with one exception: the beautiful nurse Daphane. As their relationship grows, so do the stakes: she has the ability to help him escape, and he has the ability to set her free from her abusive relationship. Yet Harlem has one big secret: he was perfectly sane when he committed his crime. But in the end, Daphane’s own secret may be the deadliest of all. . . . Includes an excerpt from Eric’s upcoming novel, Before We Were Wicked, coming April 2019. Harlem was previously published in the 2006 anthology Voices from the Other Side.

An Accidental Affair

An Accidental Affair
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780451239280
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Release: 2013
Editor: Dutton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When allegations about his actress wife's infidelity are posted online, James, a screenwriter with a violent past, attacks his wife's lover, sparking a media frenzy that compels him to go into hiding and resort to extreme measures to protect his wife.

Pleasure

Pleasure
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101212080
Available:
Release: 2008-04-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, “one of the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century”* explores the depths of desire in this sensual blockbuster. Born in Trinidad and living in Atlanta after a relationship gone bad, Nia Simone Bijou is an ambitious writer who has it all. Except for the one thing that'll give her the control she craves-and the power she deserves: absolute, uninhibited sexual satisfaction. Now, in the sweltering days and nights of summer, the heat is on. Nia's fantasies will become a reality-with man after man after man. She will shatter the limits of erotic love. She will open herself up to experiences she never dared before. And as her fantasies begin to spin out of control, she'll discover the unexpected price of the extreme. *The New York Times

Sleeping with Strangers

Sleeping with Strangers
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 324
ISBN: 0525949992
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drifting from relationship to relationship in his work as a killer for hire, Gideon interacts with a range of con artists, prostitutes, and broken-hearted clients while passing time with three very different women, each of whom wishes to capture his heart. By the author of Chasing Destiny. 150,000 first printing.

The Blackbirds

The Blackbirds
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 518
ISBN: 9781101984109
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Release: 2016
Editor: Dutton Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They call themselves the Blackbirds. Kwanzaa, Indigo, Destiny and Erica, four best friends who would go to the ends of the earth for one another. Yet even their deep bond can't heal all, as the women struggle with their own personal demons, drama and steamy desire. As the women try to overcome their impulses, they find not only themselves tested, but the one thing they always considered unbreakable: their friendship.

Thieves Paradise

Thieves  Paradise
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781101142301
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Release: 2004-04-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey presents a powerful novel about grifters and con artists, brothers and sisters, looking for love and making ends meet—on the wrong side of the law.... Dante black did his stretch of hard time in juvenile jail. Now he's out...and down. Facing a mountain of unpaid bills, a car on its last legs, and imminent eviction, he doesn't stand a chance with Pam, a sexy waitress/actress on the hunt for a man with means. Enter Scamz, a slick brother from Dante's past cruising L.A. in custom-tailored suits and a Benz CL600. He's got a job that'll put Dante back on top—especially with Pam. Seduced by easy money, she's finding Dante suddenly irresistible. But then the perfect sting goes horribly wrong, and a dangerous game is just beginning.

Before We Were Wicked

Before We Were Wicked
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781524744045
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Release: 2019-04-16
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, “one of the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century”* comes a novel about the how one chance meeting can change everything in this thrilling, sexy tale of star-crossed lust. They say the love of money is the root of all evil, but for Ken Swift, it's the love of a woman. Ken is twenty-one, hurting people for cash to try to pay his way through college, when he lays eyes on Jimi Lee, the woman who will change the course of his entire life. What's meant to be a one-night stand with the Harvard-bound beauty turns into an explosion of sexual chemistry that neither can quit. And when Jimi Lee becomes pregnant, their two very different worlds collide in ways they never could have anticipated. Passion, infidelity, and raw emotion combine in Eric Jerome Dickey's poignant, erotic portrait of a relationship: the rise, the fall, and the scars⁠—and desire⁠—that never fade. *The New York Times

Bad Men and Wicked Women

Bad Men and Wicked Women
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781524742218
Available:
Release: 2019-03-26
Editor: Dutton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As a low-level enforcer in Los Angeles, Ken Swift knows danger - especially in his tangled romances. Divorced from one woman, in love with another, and with a strong desire to get to know a third, his life is far from perfect, and it becomes all the more complicated when his troubled daughter resurfaces. Marguax is pregnant, and when she demands $50,000 for her shotgun wedding, the tension-filled reunion spreads far beyond their family. As raw emotions surface, they ignite revenge, love, longing, desperation, and despair... and the flames just might be deadly.

Dying For Revenge

Dying For Revenge
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781440641138
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Release: 2008-11-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revenge is a dish best served hot in this exhilarating installment of New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey's bold, sexy, and deadly Gideon series. Gideon, a professional assassin, is convinced that an old score with a former client from Detroit was settled a long time ago. But the lady from Detroit has never forgotten-or forgiven-Gideon, and with a crack team of hit-men, she's not letting him out of her sight. Now, Gideon's on the run again, embarking on a global chase that takes him from London to Nashville, and back to the Caribbean where those on both sides of this battle are dying for revenge.