Hot Johnny (and the Women who Loved Him)

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Ballantine Books, Jan 1, 2001 - Fiction - 306 pages
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Like a sunbeam that can warm your skin for a moment but can never be held, Hot Johnny has touched the lives of many women -- heart, body and soul. Now, we hear from the women who gave Hot Johnny his heat.Each woman shares a distinct voice and point of view. There's Peaches, the prostitute who gives Johnny his name; Tree, the college soulmate; Etta, the older woman who teaches him the truth of love; Cinnamon, the sex freak; Destiny, the young wife who'll never be good enough; Lola Belle, the white lesbian; Johnsetta, the daughter Johnny never knew he fathered; and Gracita, the grandmother who holds the key to Johnny's salvation. Each woman provides a piece of the puzzle that is Hot Johnny until at last he is brought into dazzling focus -- in this powerful novel of destiny and redemption.

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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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