She's Gone [NOOK Book]

Overview

A prominent Jamaican reggae singer falls in love with an African American woman while on tour in South Carolina. The two struggle to forge a relationship across a cultural and psychological divide in a story that spans from Jamaica to South Carolina to New York City.
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She's Gone

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Overview

A prominent Jamaican reggae singer falls in love with an African American woman while on tour in South Carolina. The two struggle to forge a relationship across a cultural and psychological divide in a story that spans from Jamaica to South Carolina to New York City.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
A checkered romance between a Southern social science researcher and a Jamaican reggae musician is the subject of this debut novel from the Ghanian-born Dawes. Keisha meets Kofi, the scion of a wealthy but troubled Jamaican family, at a South Carolina club where his band is playing, and they are immediately attracted to each other. He follows her to New York, where she is involved in a research project, and she eventually follows him to Jamaica. There, her history of involvement in destructive relationships collides with his bouts of depression, resulting in a breakup despite her pregnancy, and she returns to South Carolina. A drawn-out cat-and-mouse game ensues, with Kofi pursuing Keisha and Keisha rejecting him. By turns sensual and painful, violent and tender, the novel explores love in the very real context of the human psyche, featuring two people who in the end don't necessarily triumph over their pasts but instead realize their willingness to work toward overcoming the history and habits that would push them apart. Recommended for public libraries.
—Lawrence Rungren
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617750717
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Publication date: 2/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 559,230
  • File size: 333 KB

Meet the Author

Kwame Dawes
Kwame Dawes is an award-winning Ghanian-born Jamaican author of several books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. He teaches at the University of South Carolina, where he is Distinguished Poet in Residence and director of the USC Arts Institute and the SC Poetry Initiative. Dawes is the programmer for the annual Jamaican Calabash International Literary Festival.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2008

    good book!

    I purchased the book a few days ago. I picked it up and from the title it seemed interesting. I'm reading it now and it is a really good book! It's very interesting to read about Jamaica and just how Dawes brings each character to live with his descriptiveness! It's cool!

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