I Have recently retired from senior corporate roles in large IT companies and following my life long passion for writing! From a very young age I was always reading and I owe a great deal to my Gran for taking me every week to the Library. I didn't always enjoy my boarding school experience but reading was the perfect way of escaping into a different world. I lead a busy life with 7 daughters, a son, stepson, 2 horses, a dog and 2 cats! I particularly enjoy fast paced thrillers with a twist which describes my novels.
This is one of the most original, atmospheric and best written novels I have read in a long time. It is the story of a poor white teenager who wants to be a Jazz singer and is set in Mississippi during the time now known as the roaring twenties.
The characters are brought beautifully to life, especially Baby as the teenager discovering her sexulaity and the ability it gives her to control men, both young and old. She is determined to escape poverty and become a Jazz singer but a mix of characters around her keep getting in the way of her dreams.
The narrative style is unusual, as if written by someone from Mississipi in the twenties, which added wonderfully to the realism and helped establish a vivid picture of those times and life in an inherently racist deep south of America.
I strongly recommend this book and encourage you to get a copy!
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