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Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris

Bestselling author and literary icon E. Lynn Harris captivated millions of readers with his powerful, groundbreaking stories of black men searching for love in a taboo world. Now three outstanding writers and friends honor the late author with this trio of original novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped create--each accompanied by a special personal tribute remembering the important role he played in their lives. Evoking the hope, ...

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Visible Lives

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Overview

Three Stories in Tribute to E. Lynn Harris

Bestselling author and literary icon E. Lynn Harris captivated millions of readers with his powerful, groundbreaking stories of black men searching for love in a taboo world. Now three outstanding writers and friends honor the late author with this trio of original novellas in the genre E. Lynn helped create--each accompanied by a special personal tribute remembering the important role he played in their lives. Evoking the hope, romance, and complexity of this gifted writer, this unique collection will serve as a living legacy for fans old and new.

"A creative way to pay homage to a writer who paved the way for so many other authors. . .something I'm sure E. Lynn would have appreciated." -ZANE, New York Times Bestselling Author

Terrance Dean is the author of the Essence® bestselling memoir Hiding in Hip Hop as well as Reclaim Your Power! He has worked in the entertainment industry for many years as a producer and is the founder/creator of Men's Empowerment, Inc.

James Earl Hardy was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and is an honors graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is the author of the bestselling B-Boy Blues series, including Love the One You're With, A House is Not a Home, and a short story collection, The Freak Filez: An Erotic Anthology

Stanley Bennett Clay is the author of three novels: Diva, In Search of Pretty Young Black Men, and Looker. A former editor for both Black Beat and SBC Magazine, he is also an award-winning playwright and actor.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780758260444
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 342
  • Sales rank: 612,239
  • File size: 502 KB

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Terrance Dean
Terrance Dean
Literary soul writer Terrance Dean is a motivational speaker and the creator and founder of Men’s Empowerment, Inc., an organization dedicated to empowering, encouraging, and enriching the lives of men of color. He lives in New York City. To find out more about both Dean and Reclaim Your Power!, including book events and news, visit www.terrancedean.com.
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  • Posted June 30, 2010

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    A Most Fitting Tribute to an Innovative Mentor

    VISIBLE LIVES: THREE STORIES IN TRIBUTE TO E. LYNN HARRIS is a treasure. Even if the initial concept for the production of this book weren't so worthy (and WORTHY it is!) this little triptych of novellas is by three superb writers whose works stand well on their own past glories, but whose spirits are elevated by this homage to the man who in many ways introduced the quality of literature about African American sexuality to a new and higher level. Before E. Lynn Harris there were authors who embraced stories about both bisexual and gay black men (James Baldwin is probably the progenitor), but none so honestly and so free of sterotypes as E. Lynn Harris. Harris' first daring step into the open light was his novel 'INVISIBLE LIVES', a book he self-published and sold from his trunk, a well written novel that opened the public's eyes to the trait of living on the down low (DL) - and this was only as recently as 1991 (the book was later published by a firm in 1994).

    The three stories here are excellent and reflect the maturity of voice that Harris introduced. Each story is introduced by a moving tribute from each author. The stories that follow are frank love stories, stories that just happen to have as their protagonists gay black men. The content is different (all good) and the technique of story telling varies as well it should. Terrance Dean, James Earl Hardy and Stanley Bennett Clay are polished veterans of writing. For this reader the story 'House of John' is the most complex and involving, but then this may be because of prior commitment to the extraordinary skill of author Stanley Bennett Clay. Writing of this quality on the part of all three authors is rare to find in a collection of stories written as a tribute. But that again shows the power in the literary world that was, and will continue to be, E. Lynn Harris.

    Grady Harp

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

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    A book all of Mr. Harris's readers should read!!!!!

    If any authors can write a tribute to e Lynn Harris are Terrance Dean, James Earl Hardy and Stanley Bennett Clay! After reading the outsatanding honors to Mr. Harris that Victoria Christopher Murray wrote! I could not put this book down. These Authors wrote some outstanding stories in Tribute to Mr. Harris. If you are looking for a good book to read buy "Visible Lives! I know Mr. Harris is smiling at these outstanding stories by his friends!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

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    "Visible Lives depicts three enticing stories that compliments E. Lynn Harris' exclusive signature style."

    "Visible Lives, Three Stories In Tribute To E. Lynn Harris is an incredible read that does an outstanding job rendering three amazing novellas, illustrating a remarkable homage to the late and great E. Lynn Harris."

    "In House of John, Jesse Templeton a freelance photographer takes a trip to Santo Domingo to get over his recent break up with his boyfriend Sean. He ends up meeting and falling for the devastatingly handsome E`tie."

    "In the second novella, The Intern, Chase Kennedy a successful television executive finds himself attracted to his intern, Quincy Thornberry. Quincy is a star basketball player and college student interning for the summer. Chase and Quincy embrace their attraction and are eventually blind sighted by a past relationship that could ultimately challenge their relationship."

    "Lastly, in Is It Still Jood To Ya?, actor Raheim Rivers is eagerly anticipating reuniting with his past love, Mitchell Crawford. A summer blackout in New York, strands them together and forces them to be honest and confront issues that are threatening their relationship."

    "Visible Lives depicts three enticing stories that compliments E. Lynn Harris' exclusive signature style."

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  • Posted July 12, 2010

    GREAT!!!!!!!!

    A WONDERFUL TRIBUTE TO OUR FRIEND E. LYNN HARRIS. AMAZING TO SEE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY HE JUST LOVED LIFE AND PEOPLE TO THE FULLIEST.

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  • Posted June 9, 2010

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    There's nothing like SGL stories!

    A great tribute to the incomparable E. Lynn Harris and a nice sampling of writings from three very talented writers. Mr. Harris broke many barriers in providing tasteful insight into the lives of SGLs and these writers I'm sure, have made him proud. Each story was skillfully crafted and offered a very romantic view of SGL love. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and didn't want the stories to end. Kudos to you Mssrs. Dean, Hardy and Clay.

    Your best is yet to come!!!!!

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  • Posted June 6, 2010

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    A book all of E Lynn Harris' readers needs to buy!!!

    There will never be a Writer like Mr. Harris! His book title The Invisible Life is the story of many young black men. Helping us to understand our life and letting us know we are not along! I have every book Mr. Harris wrote! If you are looking for a outstanding book to read, please buy a copy of the "Visible lives". If any Author(s) can write a tribute to him are Terrance Dean, James Earl Hardy and Stanley Bennett Clay! After reading what Victorica Christopher Murray wrote giving honors to him, I could not put this book down. Outstanding writing Guys!!!

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