Waiting in Vain (Paperback)

By Colin Channer

One World, 9780345425522, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 1999

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Mass Market Paperback (2/4/2003)

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Description

Meet Fire--Jamaican-born, charming, poetic, and talented--a man who's vowed to never play "love-is-blind" games again. Then he meets Sylvia, a beautiful magazine editor who keeps her passions under lock and key. Together they must choose between the love in their lives and the love of their lives.

From the galleries of Soho to the brownstones of Brooklyn, from the nightclubs of London to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, Channer takes us on a wild, soul-searching ride as Fire and Sylvia try to connect, disconnect, and reconnect amid conflicting desires and wounds from the past. But through intricate love triangles, skewed priorities, and crushing personal tragedies, Fire, Sylvia, and their friends must learn that some things in life are worth fighting for. If not, you're simply waiting in vain.


About the Author

A freelance copywriter and editor, Colin Channer has had his work published in Essence, Millimeter, Ebony Man, Black Enterprise, and Billboard on subjects ranging from popular music to economics and media technology. He is the author of the short stories "The Ballad of the Sad Chanteuse  and "Black Boy, Brown Girl, Brownstones,  included in the anthology Soulfires: Young Black Men on Love and Violence. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


Praise For Waiting in Vain

"A stunning debut . . . If you've ever dared to follow your passion, then you must read Waiting in Vain."
--E. Lynn Harris

"A WONDERFUL DEBUT! WAITING IN VAIN IS A LAVISH AND LUSH READ FILLED WITH SPICE, SASS, AND PASSION."
--Diane McKinney-Whetstone
   Author of the national bestsellers
   Tumbling and Tempest Rising

WAITING IN VAIN "IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A GIFTED WRITER DECIDES TO GET ROMANTIC."
--Time Out New York

"LUSHLY WRITTEN."
--New York Daily News

"FANS OF ROMANCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA WILL ENJOY THIS PASSIONATE AND HONEST STORY . . . HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
--Library Journal