Being Davanté by Michelle St. ClaireBeing Davanté by Michelle St. Claire

Being Davanté

byMichelle St. Claire

Paperback | September 25, 2016

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Being Davanté

Davanté Williams senses his mother slipping away.  As her only child, he can easily discern between the usual buoyancy of his mother’s spirit and the now weakened trace that is leaving.  Davanté’s skin prickles as the shadows of loneliness threaten.  He cannot lose her now.  He is too young.  Barely seventeen.  An almost-man.

Mother moves on, leaving Davanté to struggle with grief.  He shuffles through his last senior classes like a ghost trapped between two realities.  In one, he must muster his energies to prepare his senior project for graduation.  In the other reality, he reminisces over his mother and wonders about her secretive and tragic past.

Love keeps Davanté afloat despite his trials.  The love of true friendship.  Family.  Perfect strangers.  His art:  the colorful graphic works made from his hands.  All work to hold Davanté in place.

That is, until his mysterious father surfaces.  A man of a dark past.  An ex-convict.  A rumored murderer.  Davanté’s father swiftly becomes a thorn in Davanté’s side.  His father wants to amend and make new, but Davanté is having none of it.

He lashes out.  He rebels.  He pushes his father away.  Love, he cannot push away so readily.  It wraps itself around Davanté again, reminding him of who is, where he is from, and where he should be going.

Eventually, Davanté learns to forgive.  He learns to love.  He learns to live anew.


Michelle St. Claire is the author of over 11 novels and other creative works, including Beautifully UnbrokenT Young Adult Series. She is an English Literature graduate of Emory University and a licensed attorney. Through love and passionate labor, St. Claire has developed dual careers in both writing and juvenile justice. She is an u...
Title:Being DavantéFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:September 25, 2016Publisher:May 3rd Books, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945891009

ISBN - 13:9781945891007