The People vs. Cashmere

The People vs. Cashmere

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by Karen P. Williams
     
 

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Meet the Pierce family. Desmond Pierce, a hard-working man from the South is determined to give his and wife and daughters a good life in Compton, California. Pearla Pierce is a sexy and seductive mother who plays wifey and devoted mother only when her husband is home. Then there's Carmen, a promiscuous seventeen-year-old on a self-destructive path and jealous of

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Meet the Pierce family. Desmond Pierce, a hard-working man from the South is determined to give his and wife and daughters a good life in Compton, California. Pearla Pierce is a sexy and seductive mother who plays wifey and devoted mother only when her husband is home. Then there's Carmen, a promiscuous seventeen-year-old on a self-destructive path and jealous of her younger sister. Cashmere, a thirteen-year-old, struggles to hold her family together out of love for her father.

When tragedy hits home, Carmen and Cashmere find themselves orphans living with their hateful aunt and having to resort to stripping and selling drugs to survive. Carmen drags Cashmere into a world of drugs, violence and sex when she allows a ruthless pimp named Black to turn her out. Against her will, Cashmere is also forced to work for Black by prostituting herself for high-class ballers.

Carmen's jealousy toward her younger sister continues when she sees Black falling in love with Cashmere. Carmen's need to destroy her sister sets off a chain of events that lands Cashmere in jail. Cashmere is left alone and broken, but with the hope that some way, somehow, she can be fixed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933967790
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
744,394
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.75(d)

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People vs Cashmere 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Truthful More than 1 year ago
I didn't care too much for this book at first because I'm not into street lit. Since this book was passed on to me from a friend who said it was a good read, I started to read it and found myself being drawn in. Even though I had a hard time with some unbelievable situations, the book turned out to be pretty good.
OOSABookClub More than 1 year ago
Left to fend for themselves, sisters Cashmere and Desiree have to come up with a plan and quick. With neither sister old enough to maintain a legal job, their options are limited. Violence, jealousy and betrayal unfold. With elements like jealousy, love and betrayal, "The People Vs. Cashmere" had potential. Unfortunately, it never reached it. The first half of the novel was long and overdrawn. I understand some of the events in the beginning needed to transpire for events in the second half to happen, but I would have preferred a quicker route. The title was misleading and the synopsis on the book's back cover had a character's name wrong. On the plus side, I enjoyed some of the points/knowledge conveyed through some of her characters. "The People Vs. Cashmere" overall was an okay read. I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it, but I wouldn't really recommend it either. Reviewed by: Tracy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this book by this author. I read Harlem on Lock also by Karen you did the dam thing keep up the good work and i'm waiting on on her next book which I hope will be published soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE TO READ THE DRAMA IN THESE BOOKS.. THIS BOOK IS FAR FROM FAIRY TALE.. GOSH I STARTED TO READ THE BOOK AND I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN FOR THE LIFE OF ME.... THE REALITY OF LIFE IS SERIOUS IN THIS BOOK KAREN THANK YOU FOR A GREAT BOOK... I NEVER READ HER FIRST BOOK AND I WILL BE READING IT SOON... THANKS AGAIN!! YOU MUST GO GET IT!!
LUV2READTJ More than 1 year ago
This book was a page turner, I read it in less than a day. Cashmere's life changed in a instant. Her sister was ruthless and jealous of her to the point that she did some deceitful stuff. However, through and through Cashmere suffered and struggled to maintain her sanity. In the end, someone came into her life and help her to restore her life and she survived... I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read! By far one of my favorite books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book one is good, book 2 even better. A book that you might want your teenage daughter to read just to make her aware of how life can be.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great! Keep up the good work Ms.Karen
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It was an ok book not her best but a good read..
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