A One Woman Man
A One Woman Man
One World/Ballantine, Paperback, 9780812966527, 272pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2005
Bestselling author Travis Hunter returns with a stunning new novel about family, success, and just how far a man will go to protect those he loves.
Dallas Dupree is a one woman man. A handsome and successful teacher, he is both worshipped and envied in his Atlanta neighborhood and chooses to live and raise his daughter, Aja, in the ghetto where he grew up rather than desert his roots. The only problem is that the one woman for him—his beloved Yasmin—passed away giving birth to his daughter. Now Dallas struggles through a string of empty relationships, unable to commit his heart because no woman can measure up to Yasmin. However, when Dallas plays with the wrong woman, he finds the consequences may cost him much more than he can afford.
Dallas’s sister Carmen has issues of her own. All of her life she has struggled with a weight problem that had caused a lack of self esteem. Now she is an affluent doctor who lives in the suburbs with her handsome new husband, Sterling. When a family crisis forces her to take in her wayward niece, she realizes that the picture perfect world she worked so hard to create is an illusion.
Their older brother, Priest, is pretty secretive about how he makes his money—and he does make a lot of it. He has been a father figure to both Dallas and Carmen, but now that they are all grown up, they want nothing to do with their shady older brother. But when Dallas and Carmen are in trouble, they turn to the one person who has always been there for them—and learn there is more to Priest than meets the eye.
“For the past three years I’ve hosted Travis’s first event to kick off his book tour and bring together more than 100 readers to hear Travis talk about his latest novel. What can I say about Travis? He’s charming, funny and makes everyone in that room feel important. He is also a favorite author at our annual African American Book Club Summit, a weeklong cruise during which book clubs and readers meet their favorite authors and discuss books. Any book club would be fortunate to read a Travis Hunter novel (I can’t pick a favorite!) and meet him.” — Mary J. Jones, PageTurner.net, Houston, TX
“We had the honor and pleasure to host [Travis Hunter’s] signing at Zhara's when he visited L.A. this past summer and we are still talking about how charismatic and down to earth he was. We've hosted other authors, some with larger names and more books sales, but I can truly say no one compared to Travis.” --Gayle Boise, California Dreamers, Los Angeles, CA
"Travis writes the stuff that men want to read. He participated in our book club discussion over the phone and it was one of the liveliest we've had in a while. We've read all of Travis's books and they mirror our lives --our ups and downs, the good and the bad." -Johnnie Mosley, Renaissance Men, Memphis, TN