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Chasing destiny
Eric Jerome Dickey
Adult Fiction

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Dickey?s (Genevieve) latest melodrama rides with Los Angeles?s rough-and-tumble motorcycle crowd and has his signature sultry prose and African-American cast, but presents a surprisingly harsh attitude toward female characters. Billie (aka Ducati), a beautiful and self-assured biker, finds herself between the rubber and the road when her unemployed lover, Keith, confesses he?s returning to his wife, Carmen, for the sake of their daughter?right after Billie informs him she?s pregnant with his child. Carmen, a shady lawyer, will stop at nothing to reconcile her marriage, offering Billie money to vamoose and even threatening her own daughter, 15-year-old Destiny. Destiny, however, has her own problems: angry at her parents for separating, she rebels by sneaking out with the wrong crowd. When she?s drugged, robbed and raped, a humiliated Destiny decides to run away rather than face her parents. By midnovel, Carmen, Billie and Keith are, yes, chasing Destiny and deploying dirty tricks to get what they want. With an emphasis on vulgarity and violence, the book is lively, but disappointing: rather than showcase what brings women together, Dickey hyperbolizes what tears them apart, advancing a caricature of women as troubled souls who, when hurt, hurt others. (On sale Apr. 11) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Destiny is the daughter of Keith, who's married to Carmen and cheating with Billie. Now Billie's pregnant, Carmen wants Keith back, and Destiny has vanished. Can Billie and her trusty yellow motorcycle save the day? (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Billie
Female
African American
Nickname is Ducati; sexy; drives a yellow motorcycle; tough; self-assured; her lover is still married.

Keith
Male
African American
Billie's lover; cheating on his wife; devoted to his 15-year old daughter; torn between his old family and his new family with Billie.

Carmen
Female
African American
Married to Keith; determined to keep her marriage together; has a 15-year old daughter; threatens Billie.
Lawyer

Destiny
Female
Age: 15
Runaway
Keith and Carmen's daughter; angry at her parents for separating;.



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