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Friends and lovers

by Dickey, Eric Jerome.

Format: Book on Tape 2001
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The story of two couples looking for lasting love. As each pair searches for the key to happiness, they just might discover that the answer lies in the journey instead of the destination
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "There is an old clichethat says the foundation of a good relationship is friendship. The four characters in Dickey's latest novel--Debra, Shelby, Tyrel, and Leonard--are indeed friends: the girls and the guys have known each other since childhood. Their tangled foursome endures the ups and downs of friendship and romance. Debra meets Leonard, a struggling comic by night, computer whiz by day, at a Denny's Restaurant late one evening, and both are immediately attracted to each other. Debra introduces her friend Shelby to Leonard's best friend, Tyrel, for a double date, and they, too, fall in love. While Debra and Leonard build a relationship that culminates in marriage, Tyrel and Shelby make decisions that cause their relationship to end. A tragic event causes them all to reevaluate their lives and relationships. As with his last novel, Sister, Sister, Dickey has done a remarkable job of being not only perceptive but also witty and moving in his portrayal of relationships. Another African American novel for the best-seller list. --Lillian Lewis"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Close on the heels of last year's popular Sister, Sister, former stand-up comedian Dickey offers another sexy, sophisticated portrayal of hip black L.A. Introspective nurse Debra and outspoken, impulsive stewardess Shelby have had their share of bad-news brothers, so when they meet Leonard and Tyrel, best friends who work for the same software company, both women have their doubts about getting involved. The relationships take different courses: Debra puts sex off until she and Leonard (who enjoys a blossoming career moonlighting as a comedian) get married, while Shelby and Tyrel learn the hard way that long-lasting romance doesn't begin between the sheets. In the end, it takes disaster in the life of the newlyweds to bring Shelby and Tyrel back together. Short chapters written in the voices of his four main characters and engagingly trendy dialogue keep the pace brisk as Dickey skillfully fleshes out two dynamic African American women whose talk and travails ring true. Literary Guild selection. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Griot audio.
Subjects African Americans -- Fiction.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2001
Contributors Floyd, Pat.
Staunton, Kim.
Knight, Ezra.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Patricia Floyd, Kim Staunton, and Ezra Knight.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Description 10 audiocassettes (13.75 hr.) : analog.
ISBN 0788760335
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