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"[A] smart, funny, and wonderfully resonant novel . . . It's the 1980s, and aspiring songwriter Derek Harper is a man easily seduced. Not only do the Big Three *money, fame, and women *keep him running, but Harper falls prey to subtler forms of seduction as well: the ease of rationalizing bad behavior, abdicating responsibility, and keeping the whole world at arm's length. ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 21st 1997 by One World/Ballantine (first published January 21st 1996)
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Nearly 20 years later after this book had come out I finally read it. It was okay, music references and queens, my hometown, and growing up during the time of crack were interesting to read about. Just okay.
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