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One Night

Eric Jerome Dickey


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A pair of strangers has twelve hours to relish the night of their lives in a novel that “has taken the anonymous one-night-stand relationship into the realm of art” (Publishers Weekly) from New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey.

On a cold and rainy night during the Christmas season, a woman who has suffered great personal loss and a successful businessman from Orange County meet by chance at a gas station in Los Angeles County. They have nothing in common, but as they engage in conversation and move from con games to assault to robberies, within hours they end up sequestered in an upscale hotel room. During intimacy, they continue to confide in each other and try to come to grips with their problems and their seasonal loneliness. For one night, their passion is boundless, but with every tick of the clock, their separate pasts close in. They push the limits of time, devotion, and even the law as they attempt to catch a glimpse of the future. They need each other for a lifetime but will have only one night.

Praise For One Night

Praise for One Night

“Must-read romance...A cerebral, sometimes sensual, sometimes suspenseful, and quite a memorable ride.”—'s Happy Ever After
“Best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey's work is known for its erotic situations, edge-of-your-seat twists, and relatable relationships. . . . The writer delivers all that and more in his latest novel. It's likely that after reading this romantic adventure, you'll see the one-night stand in a whole new light.”—
“If I wore a hat, I would take it off for Eric Jerome Dickey... Dickey ratchets up the plot in ways that are both risqué and rewarding. He uses the power of dialogue to give us greater shades of a character's motivation.”—Essence
“What's special is the dialogue in One Night—the back and forth between Jackie and the man from Orange County, their give and take on what it means to be black in contemporary America, to be rich and poor in contemporary America.”—Memphis Flyer
“[With] lyrical use of repetition and dynamic imagery...Dickey has taken the anonymous one-night stand into the realm of art.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Palpably intense.”—Booklist
More Praise for Eric Jerome Dickey

“[O]ne of the most successful Black authors of the last quarter-century.”—The New York Times

“Eric Jerome Dickey’s work is a master class in Black joy....[his] characters—bold, smart women oozing sexuality and vulnerability—navigate interpersonal conflicts using dialogue that crackles with authenticity.”—The Atlantic

Dutton, 9780451471710, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 5, 2016

About the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey (1961–2021) was the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His novel Sister, Sister was honored as one of Essence’s “50 Most Impactful Black Books of the Last 50 Years,” and A Wanted Woman won the NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2014. His most recent novels include The BlackbirdsFinding GideonBad Men and Wicked WomenBefore We Were WickedThe Business of Lovers, and The Son of Mr. Suleman.