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Just Wanna Testify - A Novel

Pearl Cleage

Familiar faces and places meet fresh twists and turns in this enthralling novel from acclaimed author Pearl Cleage. Atlanta's West End district has always been a haven and home to a coterie of unique characters-artists and thinkers, dreamers and doers. Folks here know one another's names, keep their doors unlocked, and look out for their neighbors. Anyone planning to sell drugs, vandalize, or rob a little old lady should think twice before hitting this part of town. And Blue Hamilton, West End's unofficial mayor and longtime protector, will see to it that you do. Blue wears many hats here, including adored husband to Regina, dear nephew to Abbey, and doting father to Sweetie and another little one on the way. Blue is also the man you pay your respects to if you're looking to set up shop in this urban enclave-just ask Serena Mayflower, whom Blue sees striding down Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard wearing skin-tight black leather pants, thigh-high boots, and bright red lipstick. This tall, slender, ethereally beautiful woman and her four equally striking sisters make up the Too Fine Five, a quintet of international supermodels who have arrived in town for an Essence magazine photo shoot. But Blue's gut tells him that there's more to these Mayflower mademoiselles than their affection for full moons and Bloody Marys. With the help of his beloved Regina and their close friends and relations in West End, Blue vows to uncover the women's secret intentions-and prove once and for all that there is no greater force on earth than the power of love. A mesmerizing slice of not-so-everyday life, brimming with wicked wit and spiced with a few supernatural surprises, Just Wanna Testify showcases Pearl Cleage's masterly storytelling at its soulful and satisfying finest. From the Hardcover edition.

Familiar faces and places meet fresh twists and turns in this enthralling novel from acclaimed author Pearl Cleage. Atlanta's West End district has always been a haven and home to a coterie of unique characters-artists and thinkers, dreamers and doers. Folks here know one another's names, keep their doors unlocked, and look out for their neighbors. Anyone planning to sell drugs, vandalize, or rob a little old lady should think twice before hitting this part of town. And Blue Hamilton, West End's unofficial mayor and longtime protector, will see to it that you do. Blue wears many hats here, including adored husband to Regina, dear nephew to Abbey, and doting father to Sweetie and another little one on the way. Blue is also the man you pay your respects to if you're looking to set up shop in this urban enclave-just ask Serena Mayflower, whom Blue sees striding down Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard wearing skin-tight black leather pants, thigh-high boots, and bright red lipstick. This tall, slender, ethereally beautiful woman and her four equally striking sisters make up the Too Fine Five, a quintet of international supermodels who have arrived in town for an Essence magazine photo shoot. But Blue's gut tells him that there's more to these Mayflower mademoiselles than their affection for full moons and Bloody Marys. With the help of his beloved Regina and their close friends and relations in West End, Blue vows to uncover the women's secret intentions-and prove once and for all that there is no greater force on earth than the power of love. A mesmerizing slice of not-so-everyday life, brimming with wicked wit and spiced with a few supernatural surprises, Just Wanna Testify showcases Pearl Cleage's masterly storytelling at its soulful and satisfying finest. From the Hardcover edition.
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Familiar faces and places meet fresh twists and turns in this enthralling novel from acclaimed author Pearl Cleage. Atlanta's West End district has always been a haven and home to a coterie of unique characters-artists and thinkers, dreamers and doers. Folks here know one another's names, keep their doors unlocked, and look out for their neighbors. Anyone planning to sell drugs, vandalize, or rob a little old lady should think twice before hitting this part of town. And Blue Hamilton, West End's unofficial mayor and longtime protector, will see to it that you do. Blue wears many hats here, including adored husband to Regina, dear nephew to Abbey, and doting father to Sweetie and another little one on the way. Blue is also the man you pay your respects to if you're looking to set up shop in this urban enclave-just ask Serena Mayflower, whom Blue sees striding down Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard wearing skin-tight black leather pants, thigh-high boots, and bright red lipstick. This tall, slender, ethereally beautiful woman and her four equally striking sisters make up the Too Fine Five, a quintet of international supermodels who have arrived in town for an Essence magazine photo shoot. But Blue's gut tells him that there's more to these Mayflower mademoiselles than their affection for full moons and Bloody Marys. With the help of his beloved Regina and their close friends and relations in West End, Blue vows to uncover the women's secret intentions-and prove once and for all that there is no greater force on earth than the power of love. A mesmerizing slice of not-so-everyday life, brimming with wicked wit and spiced with a few supernatural surprises, Just Wanna Testify showcases Pearl Cleage's masterly storytelling at its soulful and satisfying finest. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bahni Turpin

Length:

7h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:39


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:35


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:32


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:12


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:33


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:46


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:52


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:08


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:50


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:27


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:11


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:19


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:00


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:14


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:40


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:29


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:55


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:57


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:16


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:11


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:39


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:05


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:53


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

00:30