Soul Kiss

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Riverhead Books, 1998 - Fiction - 210 pages
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This "tender coming-of-age story" (Essence) follows Mariah Santos as she moves from an idyllic childhood of hot-plate food and blues on the radio in the company of her mother, to a stormy adolescence with her fierce, forbidding spinster aunts, to a slow, painful journey of self-discovery as she seeks out the father she never knew. A richly textured tale of sorrow, sensuality, and triumph, Soul Kiss marks the debut of an outstanding new literary voice.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This first novel by playwright and storywriter Youngblood (The Big Mama Stories, 1989) is a young girl's tale of sadness and longing. It's also an erotic odyssey that seems to trace the narrator's ... Read full review

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User Review  - greytone - LibraryThing

Few books speak so clearly in the voice of a female adolescent and this one accurately hits the nail on the head. A troubled single mother, the absent father immortalized and embellished in ... Read full review


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