Intentionally getting pregnant to lure the married man she thinks she loves, Reva constantly flounders to provide for the son she finally bears. Stability eludes her at every turn. Despite the pack of despicable characters doing despicable things, this novel focuses on how abuse and neglect affect Reva over and over again.
Her decisions ultimately lead to a juxtaposed life of luxurious living off drug money against the emotional and physical pain her choices create. With her youth stolen, Reva vows to not destroy her future and break the vicious cycle that started in childhood.
Reva's life mirrors that of many women who fight racism, poverty, incest, single parenthood, and drugs just to survive. As you read Wages of Sin, you'll be horrified by the actions that feel so real, yet be compelled to turn the page to see what happens next.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wages of Sin by Charlene Gage is a unique book. It keeps the audience captivated by pushing the main character Reva in sticky, and dangerous situations. As a young adult she must learn how to survive on the streets. It is a realistic book that reads like a memoir. Reva is a victim character, and has been duped at every turn. If you are agreeable with racism, poverty, incest, single parents, and drugs. This book is for you.