Meet the Burke family: Mel, her husband Builder, and their daughter Sasha. They are the very image of upwardly mobile Americans--full members of Atlanta's black professional elite. Yet when Mel loses her corporate job due to the downsizing trend sweeping the country, the fragility of their world is harshly exposed. What follows is a richly detailed portrait of one family's dreams of prosperity, and fears of failure.

Flight of the Blackbird 1997, Grand Central Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780446605618

Trade paperback

Flight of the Blackbird 1996, Scribner Book Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684829715