Zachary's Wings (Paperback)

By Rosemarie Robotham

Scribner Book Company, 9780684857367, 288pp.

Publication Date: November 30, 1999

List Price: 18.99*
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When Zachary and Korie meet, their attraction is immediate and powerful. But their passionate affair becomes increasingly troubled by the unresolved conflicts that plague both their lives. Zach is an amiable social worker from a chaotic working class family, who bears the emotional burdens of those around him, while Korie is a Jamaican-born, Ivy League-educated reporter with a fiercely competent exterior that masks her inner turmoil. In this masterful and moving first novel, Rosemarie Robotham explores questions of race, class, sexuality, as well as the obstacles imposed by society -- and the lovers themselves -- as they attempt to claim true and lasting love.

About the Author

Rosemarie Robotham is an editor-at-large at Essence magazine. A former reporter for Life magazine, she is the coauthor of Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century. Her story Jesse appeared in John Henrik Clarke's Black American Stories: One Hundred Years of the Best, and she edited the recent anthology The Bluelight Corner: Black Women Writing on Passion, Sex, and Romantic Love. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children

Praise For Zachary's Wings

Mark Rozzo
Los Angeles Times

An unabashed Love story...moves with undeniable momentum, much like its unlikely lovers.

Tina McElroy Ansa
author of The Hand I Fan With

A gem of a novel...a world of passion and tenderness, of fast city living, and tender family momets.

Sharon Shahid
USA Today

Lyrical...Robotham explores a relationship forged by fate.

Edwidge Danticat
author of The Farming of Bones

A beautiful first novel, Zachary's Wings will stir your innermost passions and joys.