College DJ Kit Jackson mixes his way through the golden age of hip-hop culture in a romantic triangle that transports him from the tenements of The Bronx to Paris, Madrid, and beyond. Torn between two study-abroad students, Kit discovers the dangers of taking love for granted and the importance of knowing what—and who—you really want in a relationship. Kit’s erotic adventure centers on Solange (an aspiring singer in Paris) and Charlene (a sorority girl in Spain), with the sights and sounds of classic New York City nightlife circa 1989-’95 as an electrifying urban backdrop. Like Woody Allen raised on Def Jam Recordings, Irrésistible tracks the allure of unrequited love during hip-hop’s heyday with an international flair.
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About the Author
During the past 17 years, he has written for The Nation, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, The Believer, Spin, L.A. Weekly, Essence, Dazed and Confused, Salon.com and many other publications. He served as the music editor of Vibe, deputy editor of XXL, literary editor of Russell Simmons’s Oneworld, deputy editor of BET.com, and a contributing writer for The Source during the 1990s. His interview with the late Pulitzer-winning playwright August Wilson is anthologized in The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers alongside Joan Didion, Zadie Smith and Dave Eggers, and his fiction has been published in Bronx Noir, Wanderlust, Brown Sugar 3: When Opposites Attract, Oneworld, Rap Pages, Bronx Biannual, and Uptown.