Essence bestselling author Victor McGlothin is a former bank vice-president who nearly forfeited an athletic scholarship due to poor reading skills. Ultimately, he overcame that obstacle and later completed a Masters degree in Human Relations & Business. Victor is also an on-line columnist of Victor Said?, a real Brotha to Sistah look at relationship.
Victor lives in Dallas with his wife and two sons.
For Ivory Bones Arcineaux and Julian Bynote, life in 1950s New Orleans couldn’t be sweeter. Friends since they met in an illegal gambling house in Newberry, Louisiana, they have their pick of all the fine women, good food, and hot nights they can handle. They seem to have it made-especially Julian who begins to make a new life for himself after meeting the beautiful, classy Magnolia Garbo at a social. But both men are about to find out that letting the good times roll can be deadly when a simple robbery goes wrong and Julian witnesses Bones murdering a man in cold blood.
The book was interesting as well as suspenseful, the right combination. The setting is 1950s deep southland all the historical telling of the story of life of African-Americans from every day life on the plantation to the going on of big city life is amazing. The characters were well-developed , though I myself didn’t feel emotionally connected to them but I saw them and tried to understand them as an outsider and I couldn’t help but have empathy for all of them.
The book includes a reading group guide , which would be a great help for a book club !
Thanks to Valerie@Hachett for this opportunity to review this book as well as for giving out 3 copies .
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