A Love Noire: A Novel

Paperback | June 29, 2004

byErica Simone Turnipseed

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When Noire, a hip, Afro-wearing Ph.D. student, walks into Brown Betty Books, her righteousness kicks in to overdrive amid the self-identified "talented tenth" who wear their double degrees and five-hundred-dollar shoes like badges of honor. And then Innocent, a well-heeled investment banker from Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, walks in and turns her on her head. Innocent seems interested in her -- but he's one of them.

Before meeting him, Noire shunned the "bourgie" world of black-moneyed cosmopolitans like Innocent, opting instead for socially conscious (but economically challenged) artists and urban intellectuals. Their mutual attraction blossoms into lust -- and eventually love -- but it lives in the shifting sands of personal beliefs and professional ambitions that are often at odds.

Set in New York City with jaunts to Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, A Love Noire is the story of an unlikely couple that transcends all they've known to learn the redemptive power of love.

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When Noire, a hip, Afro-wearing Ph.D. student, walks into Brown Betty Books, her righteousness kicks in to overdrive amid the self-identified "talented tenth" who wear their double degrees and five-hundred-dollar shoes like badges of honor. And then Innocent, a well-heeled investment banker from Côte d'Ivoire, West Africa, walks in and...

Erica Simone Turnipseed’s debut, A Love Noire, won the Atlanta Choice Author of the Year Award from the Atlanta Daily World. A philanthropist, Turnipseed founded the Five Years for the House Initiative, a fund-raising drive for the Afro American Cultural Center at Yale. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:June 29, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060536802

ISBN - 13:9780060536800

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Where's part two, I wanted them together. Suppose I love fairy tales with happy endings. Life is already full of these types of endings, so when I read a book it's to escape from life, not to relive it.
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“A juicy tale of love and manners in the modern Diaspora. Sharp and entertaining.”