Urban Romance

Paperback | March 1, 1995

byNelson George

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Hip music critic Dwayne Robinson has two main gigs: defending rap's rightful place in the music industry and scoring as many women as possible. But this smooth-talking b-boy has yet to try working love into his lingo--until "buppie" Danielle Embry slides into and rocks his world.

A Connecticut suburbanite, Danielle is as far removed from Dwayne's Brooklyn ghetto upbringing as it gets. Yet despite this clash, these unlikely lovers are drawn together. While struggling to grind out a harmonious tune amid the grit and glamour of New York City, they soon find themselves confronted with issues that cut deeper than either of them bargained for. . . .

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Hip music critic Dwayne Robinson has two main gigs: defending rap's rightful place in the music industry and scoring as many women as possible. But this smooth-talking b-boy has yet to try working love into his lingo--until "buppie" Danielle Embry slides into and rocks his world.A Connecticut suburbanite, Danielle is as far removed fro...

Nelson George is the author of eight books, including Elevating the Game, The Death of Rhythm and Blues, which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Where Did Our Love Go?, Seduced, and most recently, the highly praised Buppies, B-Boys, Baps & Bohos. A graduate of St. John's University, he was Billboard's black music ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:034547273X

ISBN - 13:9780345472731

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"Timely and powerful."
--SPIKE LEE

"Fiercely lyrical . . . The Big Chill--buppie style!"
--ANITA BAKER

"An insightful glimpse into a world where race is the theme and class is the tricky variation. . . . Nelson George . . . writes with a vitality and an emotional honesty that are appealing."
--The Boston Globe

"Urban Romance is a sojourn with deeply imagined characters whose dreams live in our hearts."
--ANGELA BASSETT