Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

by Lauren Wilson
Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

Afro-Bougie Blues: A Collection of Short Fiction

by Lauren Wilson



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Twelve stories - original, engaging, occasionally edgy.

Step into the shoes of different protagonists as they navigate and struggle to move through the world. Read how ordinary black women and men develop tenacity when they have to deal with the reality of their choices

Alexis finally finds love after seventeen years of a lonely existence, but life throws a new challenge into her life. Watch as she overcomes the challenge despite her past still looming over her head. Rodney, a gulf war veteran, tries to drown the war memories with alcohol. Overweight Bessie makes a decision that sets her on a journey that transforms her life in ways she never imagined. Thirteen-year-old Aisha wants answers to her complicated question about love. And this sets her father the task of reflecting on what the word "love" really means. See where Deirdre's decision to fall in love with a jazz musician despite being married leads her. And many more.

From depression, abortion, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), spousal abuse, addiction, and extramarital affairs to colorism. Each short story takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion as you experience different areas of life narrated from a first-person perspective.

Afro-Bougie Blues is about characters with stories that are relatable because it captures struggles people deal with in everyday life. The author's captivating prose and incredible storytelling will plunge the reader into fascinating worlds and challenge them to take on new perspectives that in turn inspire, move and entertain.

A great read for anyone who wants to know how people with diverse problems face the toughness of the world they inhabit. How they move forward when the future is uncertain and fortunes change in the blink of an eye, challenging their reality and overcoming it.

"You will find yourself not wanting this book to end."

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940186581659
Publisher: Lauren Wilson
Publication date: 05/31/2022
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 138,617
File size: 229 KB

About the Author

Lauren Wilson has been writing poetry and prose off and on for over 40 years, beginning with a series of poems to commemorate a cousin who passed away at age 19. She finds inspiration for her stories from a muse, an inner voice that propels her to put thoughts and emotions into words. When she isn’t writing, she uses her engineering background to work as a safety consultant, assessing machines and robotics in preparation for sale to European companies. Born in DC, and now living outside of Baltimore, MD, Lauren is married to Howard Wilson, and they have one dog, Petey. Lauren and Howard also have five precious nieces who provide much fulfillment and joy. In her spare time, Lauren is working on a labor of love – a 5-story miniature apartment building, filled with African American art. She has been a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. since 2004.

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