From one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary urban fiction comes a gripping, erotic, edge-of-your-seat thriller about four strangers whose lives are about to collide, with explosive and murderous consequences. Alias suffers from a Curse that has haunted his family for generations and he vows to do whatever it takes to end it, even if the breaking of the Curse results in his own death. D. Wayne's traumatic childhood at the hands of his abusive mother has turned him into a demented killer following the voice of his God, Ruh, who guides him in a deadly search -- a journey that leads him to the brink of madness. Doin and Joozy both feel separated from the rest of the society, but as their imperfections draw them together, they discover a love that they thought was impossible. Set in the raw and tumultuous landscape of the projects, Nane Quartay's sharp-edged second novel chronicles the lives, loves, and losses of these four young strangers whose lives become inextricably intertwined. Eroticism, mysticism, and suspense are seamlessly woven together in a tough and thought-provoking narative that reaches a shocking climax and brings an entire city to the brink of chaos.
Nane Quartay was born in upstate New York and attended Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia. After a tour in the US Navy, he traveled extensively before returning to New York to begin writing his first novel, Feenin'. He now lives in the Washington, DC area.