Single mother of five, Vivica Jeffries, struggles daily to maintain her household, her sanity and control of her rebellious teen-aged twins, Elijah and Elgin. The two are quickly following in their father's negligent lawless footsteps, and soon come face to face with a felony charge for gang rape. Vivica is at her wit's end with her ex-husband who still manages to wreak havoc on her family. Will her faith see her through? Two other women, sex siren Iralaun Fugere and snooty Belinda Maxwell, are also struggling with problems with their fathers. Though scars heal thick, they soon learn life is a carnival ride.
Kia DuPree, a native of Washington, D.C. is a graduate of Hampton University and Old Dominion University. She is a former college professor who currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Robbing Peter was named an American Library Association Fiction Honor Book and was nominated for the Library of Virginia Annual Literary Awards in 2005. She is currently working on her next novel, "Like Holding A Butterfly."Review:
"Debut novel "Robbing Peter" is a heartbreaking story of three families united by fatherlessness, unconditional love and hard lessons learned. The setting is a graphic depiction of reality in urban life that emotionally follows the lives of three women from different walks of life." --Black Caucus of the American Library Association
"Full of twists and turns and a heart wrenching surprise ending ROBBING PETER is definitely a book that needs to be read. See how women of all walks of life are connected in more ways than specifically an absentee father. The characters are very well developed and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. I cried, yelled and laughed with the characters and found myself asking where ARE the fathers?" --Eraina B. Tinnin of The RAWSISTAZReviewers
"This was a great first novel. I really enjoyed the story very much and hated to see the book come to an end." --Tracy Brown, Essence bestselling author of WHITE LINES
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Descrizione libro Prism Pages, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0975867504
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