One World/Strivers Row, Paperback, 9780375757792, 304pp.
Publication Date: February 3, 2004
Juanita Lucas is a young woman living in a housing project in Brooklyn. Although she has a very light complexion, she is proud of her blackness, even as she takes a beating from the very sistahs she tries so hard to emulate. Her only friend, Scooter Morrison, is an upwardly mobile brother who also happens to be young, gifted, and gay. Then a chance encounter with two fine Puerto Rican men changes Juanita’s and Scooter’s lives in ways they could never have imagined. There is Conan, a hardworking man who wrestles with both his love for Juanita and his guilt over his brother’s death; and Jorge, an unscrupulous bad-boy thug who has no problem using what he’s got to get what he wants, until he comes dangerously close to getting scorched by his own flames.
Fast-paced, suspenseful, and unpredictable, Chocolate Sangria explores the hearts of two lovers who get caught in the great cultural divide—
and the devastating consequences of keeping secrets, telling lies, and betraying those you love.
“A wonderfully written novel that demands attention from page one.”
—ZANE, author of Nervous
“[A] HEART-WRENCHING TALE OF LOVE AND FAMILY . . . A fable on the consequences of keeping secrets and betrayal.”
“Vivid, striking prose, heartfelt and authentic. Chocolate Sangria is a thought-provoking book that examines sensitive issues among people of color.”
Author of 4 Guys and Trouble
“Chocolate Sangria is a wonderfully-written novel that demands attention from page one. Tracy Price-Thompson delivers a powerful sophomore effort, proving she has a literary talent
that will entertain readers for generations to come.”
Author of The Heat Seekers