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Borrow Trouble

3.71 of 5 stars 3.71  ·  rating details  ·  192 ratings  ·  9 reviews
From two of the most gifted and elegant voices in African-American fiction come gripping tales of loss, redemption, and unexpected consequences... Mary Monroe Nightmare in Paradise A Caribbean vacation offers the perfect opportunity for a dutiful wife to let loose, but one night's indiscretion may cost her more than she ever imagined... Victor McGlothin Bad Luck Shadow A s ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Dafina (first published December 1st 2006)
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Sorrow for not giving this a higher review, I started with high expectations. The characters are just too dysfunctional--and it ways the authors don't really give us a good excuse for--for me to invest in them or to bring forth my sympathy.
MK (Food actvist)
Aug 28, 2008 MK (Food actvist) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Black lit. lovers, self-indentity issues
Shelves: black-authors
This book has 2 parts the first story I have finished it is called. Nightmare in Paradise By Mary Monroe- This story revolves around a woman going on vacation and getting arrested for Prostitution. What's worst her husband refuses to bail her her out and she spends 3 months in jail. Then the story flashes back to before she meets her husband and the way Mary Monroe tells a story your drawn in and get inside the character and enjoy thier POV. She's a great author. I'd recommend God don't like ugl ...more
I was never convinced of the motivations behind the driving action which the plot revolved around. The characters would have been more believable if it were set in a time period two or so decades back. I was unable to relate to either of the female characters as modern women.
Nightmare in Paradise was pretty cool. I don't doubt that things like that actually happen on exotic vacations. The second story by Victor took me a little longer to get through. I guess I'm not a big fan of stories that take place that far back in the day.
Michelle Johnson-lane
Mary Monroe took a little too long to get to the plot, but overall, it was a great book. Victor McGlothin is a fantastic writer. He's captivating and had me hook from the first page.
I love Mary Monroe. The first half of the book is by her. I enjoyed it as I do all her books.
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I am the third child of Alabama sharecroppers and the first and only member of my family to finish high school. I never attended college or any writing classes. I taught myself how to write and started writing short stories around age four. I spent the first part of my life in Alabama and Ohio and moved to Richmond, California in 1973. I have lived in Oakland since 1984.

My first novel THE UPPER RO
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