Hot Johnny (and the women who loved him)

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Ballantine Books, Jan 30, 2001 - Fiction - 306 pages
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The life and times of Hot Johnny--saint and sinner, hero and villain, victim and victimizer--are seen through the eyes of the women who loved him, including Peaches, the prostitute who names him; his college soulmate Tree; Etta, the older woman who teaches him about love; Destiny, his young wife; and Johnsetta, the daughter he has never known. 30,000 first printing.

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Review: Hot Johnny (and the Women Who Loved Him)

User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

At a time when I was into the greatest aspects of young love and black love, I enjoyed this book. It reminds me of teen romance novel. Johnny was a rolling stone. Following the relationships and how they pan out was very dramatic way to be entertained. Read full review

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User Review  - Yeye Lynvonne - Goodreads

Reading this novel made me realize that sometimes the only way certain 'truths' can be told is through fiction. Sincerely Marian Hayes Read full review


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About the author (2001)

Sandra Jackson-Opoku is an award-winning author, poet, and journalist. The River Where Blood Is Born, her first novel, won the Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Fiction; her work has also earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Fellowship, Coordinating Council of Literary Magazine General Electric Fiction Award for Young Writers, and a Ragdale Foundation U.S.-Africa Writers Fellowship, among other honors.

She lives in Chicago with her two children, Kimathi and Adjoa.

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