A thought-provoking, emotionally charged novel that explores the lingering effects of childhood turmoil on four thirty-something friends. Since meeting in college, Britton, Indera, Damascus, and Chyna have each gone on to success and acclaim. But beneath the surface, all four are struggling with demons, striving to mask the deep emotional wounds they sustained long ago.
Through riveting first-person narratives, Dywane D. Birch reveals the secret that keeps each character tied to the past, unwilling or unable to commit to a loving relationship. As repressed childhood memories creep back into their lives to haunt and control them, and carefully constructed veneers begin to crack, the bonds of their friendship are tested as never before.
In candid, raw prose, Birch explores the potentially devastating consequences of childhood abuse and mistreatment, but also pays tribute to human courage and perseverance in a heartfelt, unforgettably powerful novel that heralds a remarkable talent.
Publisher: Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster
Synopsis from http://www.freewebs.com/dywanebirch/books.htm
This story is based on these four friends and how they learn to deal with their sordid pasts. Their childhoods haunt them on a constant basis and they have to learn to push past there demons. They are all successful but very destructive. As they learn to face there demons and find themselves the ties that bind them are tested.
I would highly recommend this book! It will definitely make you angry, laugh, and cry. I love the way it’s written as though it’s addressed to you personally!