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Nobody Wakes Up Pretty
     

Nobody Wakes Up Pretty

by Diane Lefer
 

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New York City, 1992. For Holly, it's the summer when the city she’s lived in all her life changes past recognition. And the funerals are about to begin. "Let’s get this out of the way," she says. "I’m a white woman who likes black men." That includes her lover Samps. Once a young artist of promise, he's now homeless, living in a Harlem squat, and

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New York City, 1992. For Holly, it's the summer when the city she’s lived in all her life changes past recognition. And the funerals are about to begin. "Let’s get this out of the way," she says. "I’m a white woman who likes black men." That includes her lover Samps. Once a young artist of promise, he's now homeless, living in a Harlem squat, and maybe, Holly fears, clinically insane. But that doesn't explain why she's caught up in a web that connects Jewish, Italian, and black organized crime. Or what any of this has to do with the midtown law firm where she temps, a missing Haitian girl, and a world-famous Japanese monkey. Her friends are getting shot. She and Samps can try to save themselves--or do what they can to stop the killing.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016318028
Publisher:
Rainstorm Press
Publication date:
02/26/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
150
File size:
218 KB

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Meet the Author

Diane Lefer dropped out of college decades ago and ran away to Oaxaca, Mexico. Her life in Mexico informed much of the fiction in her first short-story collection, The Circles I Move In (Zoland Books, 1994), while her love and respect for Latin America continues to inform her work as author, playwright, and activist. She has served as a bilingual interviewer for an AIDS prevention and education project in Harlem and the South Bronx and as a volunteer legal assistant and interpreter for immigrants held in detention centers in Los Angeles County. She collaborated with Colombian exile Hector Aristizábal on Nightwind, a play that has toured the world about his arrest and torture by the US-trained military. She has visited Colombia with Witness for Peace, led writing workshops at the International Theatre Festival for Peace in Barrancabermeja, been active with the Colombia Peace Project and contributed articles about Colombia to Colombia Reports, CounterPunch, La Bloga, LA Progressive, New Clear Vision, ¡Presente! and TruthOut.

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