This profound and intense debut novel is the story of a young African American woman from West Philadelphia who finds her path to a bright future in gentrified Brooklyn, New York, blocked when she can't let go of the love she lost. Crystelle has a well-employed fiance and a life in New York City that most young professionals would envy. She has come a long way from skipping rope on the cracked sidewalks of the rough Philadelphia neighborhood where she was raised by a loving mother and grandfather. She experienced good times ...

Crystelle Mourning 2007, Washington Square Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780743277594

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Crystelle Mourning 2006, Atria Books

ISBN-13: 9780743277587