Depth of Focus: A Novelby Kenya D. Williamson
Danni wants a life - her own. She's paid her dues. She moves to New York to study photography. But, there's a small problem. Several people think she hasn't paid her dues. And they're ready to collect what they imagine she owes them. Whether it's love, respect, sex, an apology, money, commitment, forgiveness or something else entirely, Danni feels like she's being pulled in a million directions that all wind up at the same dead end.
A meddling roommate, nosy neighbor, former lover, current lover, mostly-absent father, jealous sibling, insecure best friend, demanding boss and suicidal mother vie for attention while Danni tries to balance her lousy waitressing job, approaching (see: dreaded) birthday party and shrinking college fund. She'd gladly run and hide. But, they all know where she lives. And she can't afford to move. Besides, if she continues keeping everyone at arm's length, she'll lose a lot more than a promising career.
This verse novel - that can be read in stanzas or what looks like ordinary prose - tells the story of a young woman's quest for independence and career success. Complicated by relationships that pull her in different directions, that path leads Danni to an awakening she never expected - and isn't quite sure she wants. Plans can change. But, Danni wonders... can people?
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Meet the Author
Kenya D. Williamson is a verse novel and short fiction author, poet, screenwriter (TV, film and the web) and actress from Levittown, Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Los Angeles where she acted in dozens of TV shows, films and commercials before returning to her writing roots. She honors her love of poetry in her fiction and is writing two more verse novels, "Siblings & Other Torture Devices" and "Windmills." Excerpts, news and more can be found on her website, www.kenyadwilliamson.com.
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Beware: once I had started this book, I couldn't let go of it (and this doesn't happen very often with me). I wanted to read a little bit during my lunch break and ended up reading all afternoon (which means that I will have to catch up on my work tonight). Kenya Williamson has this amazing capacity to make the reader believe he or she is actually witnessing what's happening. As if you could breathe with the characters and feel their vulnerability. I think that the best word to describe her style is limpidity. She has a limpid style. And the story sounds true, plausible, even autobiographic- I don't know whether it's the case. Danni didn't have the best start in life. Her dad left and her mum is very sick. Depth of Focus tells the story of her quest for independence, and how her love of photography might be her redemption (hence the title, Depth of focus). I actually liked it so much that I am going to buy a few books to give to my friends as a present.