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Three Sides to Every Story: A Novel

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Growing up in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Johnny and Tonya meet in high school and fall for each other. Yet their romance falls apart when Johnny seriously injures Tonya’s ex-boyfriend in an altercation. Johnny is imprisoned, and Tonya starts dating a rapper who fulfills her dreams of dancing in videos.

Depressed and deflated in jail, Johnny comes back to life thanks to the help of Pandora, the prison’s “den mother,” and James, who helps Johnny study for his GED. What starts as a platonic friendship between the sexually repressed Johnny and the openly gay James soon develops into a tender love that’s put on hold when James is released on parole. A year later, Johnny is freed as well, haunted by his feelings.

Meanwhile, Tonya, no longer with the rapper, has a new dream of reuniting with Johnny. And James, who wows crowds as a legendary drag queen performer, is furious that Johnny hasn’t reached out to him.

Their lives soon become a twisting roller coaster—secrets are revealed and assumptions are shattered in ways never imagined. Inviting comparison to E. Lynn Harris, Clarence Nero has created a compelling story about the social and sexual challenges black people face today.

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Imprisoned after attacking the man who had assaulted his girlfriend, Tonya, Johnny becomes embroiled in an intimate relationship with James, an openly gay fellow convict, finding himself torn between Tonya and his feeling for another man, while Tonya finds comfort in the arms of a rap musician. Original. 17,500 first printing.

About the Author

CLARENCE NERO grew up in New Orleans and earned a B.S. degree at Howard University. His first novel, Cheekie, A Child Out of the Desire, won wide critical acclaim. He is currently a MFA candidate at Louisiana State University. He lives in Baton Rouge.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498304
Publisher:
Harlem Moon
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Clarence Nero
Author:
Clarence Nero
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
Subject:
General
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Men s Fiction
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061003
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
332

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » African American » Urban Life
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Contemporary
Gay and Lesbian » Fiction and Poetry » Gay Fiction

Three Sides to Every Story: A Novel
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"Synopsis" by , Imprisoned after attacking the man who had assaulted his girlfriend, Tonya, Johnny becomes embroiled in an intimate relationship with James, an openly gay fellow convict, finding himself torn between Tonya and his feeling for another man, while Tonya finds comfort in the arms of a rap musician. Original. 17,500 first printing.
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