Blues Dancing by Diane McKinney-Whetstone audiobook

Blues Dancing

By Diane McKinney-Whetstone
Read by Myra Lucretia Taylor

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11.60 Hours 1
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During the 1970s, Verdi's relationship with street-smart Johnson leads her to heroin and the brink of destruction. Rescued by a conservative professor willing to give up everything for her, she lives a quiet, comfortable life for 20 years--until Johnson returns to re-ignite old passions. Pulled uncontrollably toward the reckless appetites of her youth, Verdi struggles to understand her desires and to decide where she wants life to take her next. Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone fills this lush, lyrical novel with the steamy intensity of great jazz music. Myra Lucretia Taylor adds a rich, rhythmic voice to Verdi's dangerous, intoxicating, and utterly unforgettable dance of self-discovery.

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Summary

Summary

During the 1970s, Verdi's relationship with street-smart Johnson leads her to heroin and the brink of destruction. Rescued by a conservative professor willing to give up everything for her, she lives a quiet, comfortable life for 20 years--until Johnson returns to re-ignite old passions. Pulled uncontrollably toward the reckless appetites of her youth, Verdi struggles to understand her desires and to decide where she wants life to take her next. Best-selling author Diane McKinney-Whetstone fills this lush, lyrical novel with the steamy intensity of great jazz music. Myra Lucretia Taylor adds a rich, rhythmic voice to Verdi's dangerous, intoxicating, and utterly unforgettable dance of self-discovery.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The author pegs the caring but comfy zeitgeist of the ‘90s…Verdi's evolution, from sheltered but curious daughter of a Southern preacher to drug-addicted student to stifled partner of an overprotective father figure, is all too credible. Flashbacks to the early days of the erstwhile lovers’ relationship shimmer with the intoxication of first love, while their later encounters powerfully reveal their vulnerability to old desires.” Publishers Weekly
“Real depth and emotion.” Library Journal
Blues Dancing is a novel well worth curling up with a long winter's night.” Essence
“McKinney Whetstone's strength—apparent in all her work, including Blues Dancing—is plot development. Her novels have a page-turning quality.” Philadelphia Weekly
Blues Dancing is reminiscent of moving from a beloved neighborhood and leaving behind friends who are like family.” Emerge
“A fine tale…the author wraps the characters in emotions so acute that readers can virtually taste [them].” Black Issues Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Author Bio: Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of five acclaimed novels and the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Library Association’s Black Caucus Literary Award for Fiction, which she won twice. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Greg.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 11.60
Audience: Adult
Language: English