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No One in the World
     

No One in the World

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by E. Lynn Harris, RM Johnson
 

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From bestselling authors E. Lynn Harris and RM Johnson, the evocative story of twin brothers—one a straight man, the other gay—who find each other in adulthood and struggle to uncover many questions about themselves and one another, while also becoming entangled in a plot thick with deceit and suspense.

A spirited and tender novel, No One in the

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From bestselling authors E. Lynn Harris and RM Johnson, the evocative story of twin brothers—one a straight man, the other gay—who find each other in adulthood and struggle to uncover many questions about themselves and one another, while also becoming entangled in a plot thick with deceit and suspense.

A spirited and tender novel, No One in the World focuses on two seemingly different men—Cobi Winslow, a gay, educated, affluent social climber, and Eric Reed, a straight, career criminal raised in the foster care system—who, separated as young children, reunite upon their parents’ death after thirty years apart.

Their reunion, however, is marred by the crooked plans of Eric’s former cellmate and Cobi’s struggles to raise enough money for his campaign for city council. With corruption, drug deals, and homophobia rearing their ugly heads, the two brothers may face the most difficult test of their relationship. This thought-provoking, honest, and page-turning tale is not to be missed.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cobi Winslow is a powerful attorney who, having been adopted by a wealthy family, has lived a privileged life. However, discoveries of a long-lost, incarcerated twin brother, Eric, and a distressing clause in his parents' will set in motion a series of events that will threaten everything he has known. To further complicate the story, Cobi struggles to keep his homosexuality a secret for the sake of the family business, his reputation, and that of his lover Tyler, a state senator. When Cobi reunites with his brother, they bond, but Cobi's secret life leaves him vulnerable to blackmail by Eric's former cellmate, Blac, who has ten days to pay off a drug debt or else be killed. If this sounds convoluted, that's because it is. Harris' posthumous final novel, a collaboration with RM Johnson, is a mishmash of clichés, clunky plot devices, and improbable interactions among flat and unbelievable characters. As a result, the story, which admirably attempts to address real issues—belonging, sexuality, and the age-old nature versus nurture debate—falls short. (June)
From the Publisher
"All that is good and all that troubles African-American life weaves through the . . . novel. . . . Sure to appeal to Harris fans." ---Kirkus
Kirkus Reviews

All that is good and all that troubles African-American life weaves through the late bestselling author Harris' (In My Father's House, 2010, etc.)final novel, composed in collaboration with Johnson (The Million Dollar Demise, 2009, etc.).

Cobi Winslow is a hard-charging state's attorney in Chicago, the adopted son of a wealthy manufacturer of African-American hair-care products. But Cobi's life changes dramatically after his parents are killed in a plane crash. He is left guilty and confused, having learned only days before the accident that he has a twin brother, a child not adopted because his father only wanted one son. Cobi's relationship with his father had been troubled since his father discovered Cobi in a homosexual tryst with a high-school classmate. Now in love with a local politician, Cobi remains closeted. Cobi soon learns his father's will has a condition. He will inherit millions in stock and trust-fund money only if Cobi marries before he turns 34. The stock in limbo is essential to maintain family control, as Cobi's sister, Sissy, a business whiz and interim CEO, discovers. Sissy hatches a plan to arrange a marriage for Cobi, but Cobi is focused on finding his twin and,deus ex machina, Cobi stumbles on his brother, Eric, while doing legal work at a prison where Eric is finishing a sentence. Much to Sissy's dismay, Cobi invites Eric to live with him, but that doesn't stop Sissy from adding a marriage candidate to the household, Austen Greer, a realtor in financial straits. The narrative moves quickly, but the characters and setting seem stereotypical. The Winslows move in a prosperous, influential and educated African-American social milieu. There's much mention of skin tone, brand names and trendy restaurants. Conversely, Eric, and his prison friend, Blac, the catalyst for the story's conclusion, are poorly educated, involved with drugs or products of a failed system. Chapters are short, many presented in the first-person from Cobi's point of view, and there's a conclusion with a surprising twist, albeit one that leaves a plot point adrift.

Sure to appeal to Harris fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439178102
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/12/2012
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
548,828
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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From the Publisher
"All that is good and all that troubles African-American life weaves through the . . . novel. . . . Sure to appeal to Harris fans." —-Kirkus

Meet the Author

E. Lynn Harris (1955-2009) was a New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author. His twelve novels include Basketball Jones and If This World Were Mine.

R. M. Johnson is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Harris Family and The Million Dollar Divorce. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alan Bomar Jones is an international stage actor who has appeared in over sixty professional theatrical shows. His offstage credits include two made-for-TV movies, several independent films, and various local commercials, as well as audiobooks.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois
Date of Birth:
June 20, 1955
Date of Death:
July 23, 2009
Place of Birth:
Flint, Michigan
Place of Death:
Los Angeles, California
Education:
B.A. in journalism, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1977
Website:
http://www.randomhouse.com/features/elynnharris/home.html

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No One in the World 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 72 reviews.
mln63 More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of E Lynn Harris for many years and have read almost all of his book. This book was found on his computer after his death 2 years ago. Another great book. This is not part of the "Basil" series, it is a stand alone book. But his style is here. A great book. I will miss his books. May he rest in peace.
BLACKCAT31DIVA More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book as I do all of E Lynn Harris's Books and again I always eish for more or a "SEQUEL"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this fast paced novel. Didn't like the way it ended - hoping for a sequel.
Abeauti More than 1 year ago
This book is simply a treasure. I had the honor of meeting E. Lynn Harris at a book signing, and he was gracious and patient with his fans after a very long day. This new book was a surprise and delivered the same amazing subjects as his former books. Be prepared for surprises and adventure.
Marny More than 1 year ago
When I started reading this, I didnt think it wouod be that good. I was wrong! I wasn't crazy about the ending-perhaps a sequel is in the works. E. Lynn Harris will truly be missed. I do look forward to reading other books by RM now.
penzie03 More than 1 year ago
Love, love, love this book......looking into more books written by RM Johnson.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was so sad when the book ended it kept me interested from begining to end
ThatDamnJonesGirl More than 1 year ago
This Is A Awesome Book!!! Definitely A Page Turner!!! Cobi, Sissy, And Eric Will Keep You Wanting 2 Know What Happens Next!!!
snoopy1973 More than 1 year ago
First of all I would like to start off by saying: E Lynn was a great writer and may he rest in peace. When i saw this book online, I knew i had to have it. This is a very good read, I really loved this book. i found myself not wanting to put it down, because I needed to see what was going to happen next. E Lynn was a fabulous author and his novels will be greatly missed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of juicy drama. Loved it. Just didnt want to put this book down. Wish there was a sequel, I would like to know what happens to the main characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hope theres a part2!!
quincy_28 More than 1 year ago
E Lynn Harris does it again!! Good smooth enjoyable reading!! I miss E Lynn Harris dearly...His books have cured my depression and made me thank God for family, friends and life!! Great job R M Johnson on this book also, I will check out some of his books!!
CeCe44 More than 1 year ago
I really loved reading this book, I just couldn't put it down and I wish there was a part II. I'm really going to miss read his books.
Shana77 More than 1 year ago
I hope there is a sequel soon. Thanks to RM for finishing and publishing the book! We gotta know what happened to Cobi...
shalov More than 1 year ago
It was a great story! There need to be a 2nd part. It cannot end like that, it left to much hanging!
BookWorm7CJ More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this and it was page-turner; couldn't put it down. The ending was kind of shaky....maybe this one will be continued in a new book (even though E. Lynn is no longer with us, I'm sure he left lots of material for a few more books). Rest in peace, Mr Harris. Your work will live on and continue to satisfy the palate of readers around the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. There were a lot of questions to be answered at the end, but unfortunately, they will never be answered. However, it is a great book with a great story line.
LaShann More than 1 year ago
Great page turner! Could not put it down, and the ending leaves u guessing. Harris will certainly be missed.
Lisa Joiner More than 1 year ago
I Love this I read and have ALL E Lynn Harris book This book was my first purchase on my new NOOK This was a Great book it kept u wanting more will look 4more books by R M Johnson E Lynn rest in peace LLJJ Roc NY
1920Mizzez More than 1 year ago
E. Lynn Harris is/was such a great writer. His books always keep you excited and ready to read on. I was trying to guess what was going to happen next and the end was right on (predicted it but still good ending)...loved it.
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I really enjoyed this book and all the twist through out the story! I would recommend books by both authors! ~Nook Readers~ Monique J.S.
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