Loving Her

Loving Her

by Ann Allen Shockley, Alycee Lane
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Northeastern University Press
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Loving Her

The groundbreaking story centers on Renay, a talented black musician who is forced by pregnancy to marry the abusive, alcoholic Jerome Lee. When Jerome sells Renay's piano to finance his drinking, she leaves her destructive marriage, and flees with her young daughter to Terry, a wealthy white writer whom she met at a supper club. Terry awakens in Renay a love and sexual desire beyond her erotic imaginings. Despite the sexist, racist, and homophobic prejudices they must confront, the mutually supportive couple finds physical and emotional joy.

When Jerome discovers the nature of Renay and Terry's friendship, he beats Renay nearly to death and, in a drunken rage, kidnaps his daughter, who subsequently dies in a car accident. Grief stricken and guilty about her love for Terry, Renay feels that God has punished her and breaks off their relationship to atone for her "sins." In the end, she returns to Terry and a renewed life.

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ISBN-13: 9781555533298
Publisher: Northeastern University Press
Publication date: 10/30/1997
Series: Northeastern Library of Black Literature Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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Loving Her 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Bglass2787 More than 1 year ago
I went through every emotion when reading this book. It's really fantastic, well written, and touches on so many topics.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book lots of action shows some of the problems involved in relationships involing men and children
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent storyline! Excellent flow! Interesting characters! Profound commentary and observations! You are literally transformed into a fly on the wall, to observe what it's like to be black, female, lesbian and in an interracial relationship in the 70's. An overall well written book! Raises the bar for lesbian literature.
Maura55 More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Have read it twice and plan on reading it again. I hope it will be made into e book.