Zurich had dreams. Tamela had secrets. Sean had questions. Mia had demons. A rookie football player on the brink of superstardom. A glamourous lawyer with high ambitions. A gay journalist covering a story, and uncovering his heart. A beautiful TV broadcasters whose desire for fame will stop at nothing. Four individuals wrestling with race and ...
Zurich had dreams. Tamela had secrets. Sean had questions. Mia had demons. A rookie football player on the brink of superstardom. A glamourous lawyer with high ambitions. A gay journalist covering a story, and uncovering his heart. A beautiful TV broadcasters whose desire for fame will stop at nothing. Four individuals wrestling with race and sexuality, career and family, whose lives intersect with romance, betrayal and scandal. Four rising stars trying to do the right thing.
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Publishers Weekly, 1996-01-29 In Harris's entertaining new work, the issues of sexual orientation that dominated his first two novels (Invisible Life and its sequel, Just How I Am) take a back seat to universal questions of justice, love and career. The melodrama here centers around three African Americans. Zurich Robinson, the starting quarterback for Chicago's new NFL team, shields his personal dilemmas behind an aloof manner that puzzles those who know him. Elsewhere in Chicago, Tamela Coleman, a frustrated corporate attorney considering opening her own office, has sworn off relationships with menĉuntil she meets police officer Caliph Taylor. And in Manhattan, loneliness drives freelance journalist Sean Elliott to a series of unfulfilling sexual liaisons with other men. When Sean, a fan of Zurich's, is assigned to profile the quarterback, the two become friends. While accepting Sean's companionship, however, Zurich rejects another admirer, alcoholic TV sports anchor Mia Miller. But after Mia is raped and beaten, she points a finger at Zurich, who then hires Tamela to clear his name. Sean, meanwhile, aware of his growing attraction to Zurich, considers sharing his feelings, even as Tamela must decide about her future with Caliph. Harris's characters face problems including domestic abuse, alcoholism and sexual confusion, but the redemptive powers of family, faith and loveĉembodied in Zurich's grandmother MamaCeeĉhelp guide them to understanding. Despite some stilted dialogue, this novel should broaden the author's readership and reinforce his growing reputation as an accessible, younger voice in African American literature. (Mar.)
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