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In this charming little novel, the author's second, a black writer is forced to confront his past when the daughter he had abandoned approaches him at a book signing. Alexis Pate tells the story of how Ben Crestfield meets the woman he loves, marries her and then leaves his wife and daughter, Makeba, despite his promises to himself that he will never be that kind of man. B ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published December 27th 1996 by Putnam Adult
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Mar 27, 2008 Shana Burton rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: deadbeat dream-chasers, literary fiction lovers
Recommended to Shana by: Theresa Tarver
I liked this book, but at times, it felt like the author was in love with his own writing. Overall, it was a touching story.