William Demby Love Story Black: 2

ISBN 13: 9780525244837

Love Story Black: 2

3.67 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780525244837: Love Story Black: 2
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Professor Edwards, a free-lance writer and Black Studies teacher at a New York college, is assigned to interview Mona Pariss, an aging ex-showgirl famed in the 1920s, and enters a magical world of mysticism, humor, and sex

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:

Demby (The Catacombs here walks a thin line between intriguing and irritating the reader. Edwards (no first name given), a freelance writer and Black Studies professor at a small college in New York City, is assigned a story for a glossy black women's magazine. The piece concerns Mona Pariss, an aging former singer whose popularity in Europe once rivaled Josephine Baker's. Edwards is gradually drawn into Mona's strange, mystical world. At the same time, he finds himself entering into an affair with a beautiful assistant at New Black Woman magazine. Ultimately he becomes entangled in the lives of both women and nearly loses himself in the process. The book's clunky title gives a hint of some of the awkwardness of the narrative. Demby's attempt to combine funky, colloquial dialogue with mystical, allegorical prose results in a sometimes annoying muddle of characters who speak a black-intellectual-hipster dialect. In spite of its faults, however, the novel is somewhat redeemed by an engaging wit.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

In this seriocomic tale of New York City in the early 1970s, Edwards, a college professor and novelist, interviews an aged Josephine Baker-era chanteuse for upscale New Black Woman magazine. Edwards, the epitome of confused cool but the possessor of a kind heart, gradually discovers that his subject, Mona Pariss, is still a virgin. In his personal life, Edwards is the sexual prize in a battle between two strong-willed female editors. Eventually Edwards runs off to Africa with the victor only to get food poisoning and then be jilted when his lover falls for a local revolutionary. At the novel's end, in an act of compassion and kindness, Edwards redeems himself by making love to Mona Pariss on her deathbed. By the author of The Catacombs, this truly offbeat tale is highly recommended for larger collections. James B. Hemesath, Adams State Coll. Lib., Alamosa, Col.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Demby
Published by Dutton Adult (1986)
ISBN 10: 0525244832 ISBN 13: 9780525244837
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult, 1986. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0525244832-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 524.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Demby, William
Published by Dutton Adult
ISBN 10: 0525244832 ISBN 13: 9780525244837
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
glenthebookseller
(Montgomery, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Dutton Adult. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0525244832 Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and stickers. Seller Inventory # Z0525244832Z3

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 524.23
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds