B. Lynn Carter
Dawn, a survivor, flees her stepfather's violent home. While struggling to go to college, she perfects sofa-surfing and hones her ability to leave situations in an instant. But in the mist of the chaotic uprising that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, serendipity spins Dawn into beautiful Danny's world.
“𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒍𝒂𝒚𝒆𝒓 𝒊𝒏 𝑱𝒖𝒔 𝑩𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆, 𝒘𝒉𝒊𝒄𝒉 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝑱𝒂𝒛𝒛 𝒃𝒚 𝑻𝒐𝒏𝒊 𝑴𝒐𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑮𝒓𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒃𝒚 𝑻𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒚 𝑫. 𝑱𝒂𝒄𝒌𝒔𝒐𝒏. 𝑨𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒍𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒇𝒐𝒍𝒌𝒔, 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒄𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒈𝒊𝒓𝒍𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏, 𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚.”
– Manhattan Book Review