Everybody Got Issues: A Novel

Everybody Got Issues: A Novel

by V. Anthony Rivers


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This edgy, compelling novel offers an honest portrayal of the ups and downs of everyday life as experienced by three memorable characters.
Everybody got issues features Avonté Douglas, Ina Sinclair, and Nakia Davidson, three emploees of the successful advertising agency Montaqua Publications. As young, single, and ambitious professionals, their friendship occasionally deteriorates into a vicious cycle of jealousy, gossip, selfishness, and backstabbing. Outside the walls of Montaqua Publications, Avonté, Ina, and Nakia also endure the disappointments and failed expectations of personal relationships that, even when seemingly on the brink of success, prove to be struggles.
In this fast-paced story about friends and coworkers, V. Anthony Rivers deftly conveys the ugly realities of personal and professional relationships. Demonstrating a deep understanding of people — their ulterior motives, the emotional baggage they inevitably carry, and of course their issues — Rivers crafts a novel that is as easy to identify with as it is entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593090036
Publisher: Strebor Books
Publication date: 08/05/2003
Edition description: Original
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

V. Anthony Rivers is the author of Daughter by Spirit, Everybody Got Issues, and My Life Is All I Have. He is a contributor to Zane's Love Is Never Painless.

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Everybody Got Issues 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Under developed characters
Guest More than 1 year ago
EVERYBODY GOT ISSUES is a well-written sophomore novel by V. Anthony Rivers. This page-turner entices the reader to keep reading as each page unfolds drama happening behind the office doors of Montaqua Publications. Each chapter is written from one of the main character¿s point of view. Avonte Douglas is handsome, manipulative, and ambitious. He does whatever it takes for him to climb the corporate ladder. He is so driven, that he makes a mistake and crosses the line when it comes to office romance. Will he be able to rebound from this mistake? Ina Sinclair has a reputation of being rude and obnoxious when it comes to breaking in new employees at Montaqua Publications, but that all changes when she meets Avonte. Ina won¿t stop until she has him right where she wants him¿in her office and in her bed. Nakia Davidson is your ¿around the way girl¿ who is able to balance living in the hood to being in corporate America. Her personality brings some flair to the office and although she doesn¿t trust Avonte, it¿s something about him that draws her to him. Is Avonte trustworthy or is Nakia correct in her initial assessment of him? Mr. Rivers in EVERBODY GOT ISSUES shows that office romances can be great when their good, but when they¿re bad, you better watch out. This drama-packed novel will have you glued to the pages until the very last page. --Shelia M. Goss, Author of Roses are Thorns, Violets are True and Reviewer for SORMAG