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A timely and powerful novel about what it means to navigate hidden status lines and what it means to step over them. At once a family saga, a glimpse behind the veil of a broken marriage, and a quest for the new-age American Dream, The Other Americans explores the treacherous fault lines of American culture.

The Dessommes family has had their share of troubles — as rival
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Paperback, 353 pages
Published January 22nd 2019 by Amazon Publishing
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Navi, I'm so happy for you!

"That's how socioeconomic stratification works, you know. We all end up in the same circles and stay there."

I've read a lot of books that explore the dynamics between the haves and the have-nots, and the machinations that those in power use to attempt to stay there. But until now, I've never read a book that explores those concepts within the African-American community.

With her debut novel, The Other Americans , Navidad Thélamour paints a portrait of one powerful fami
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Navidad Thélamour was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She received her B.A. in English, Creative Writing from Georgia State University and her M.A. in Publishing from Kingston University in London. She is a regular contributor and trend writer at Padmore Culture and has interviewed dozens of authors and literary names. She is also the co-host of the "Organic Chemistry" relationship podcast. Navi ...more