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A thought-provoking, emotionally charged novel that explores the lingering effects of childhood turmoil on four thirty-something friends. Since meeting in college, Britton, Indera, Damascus, and Chyna have each gone on to success and acclaim. But beneath the surface, all four are struggling with demons, striving to mask the deep emotional wounds they sustained long ago.
Through riveting first-person narratives, Dywane D. Birch reveals the secret that keeps each character tied to the past, unwilling or unable to commit to a loving relationship. As repressed childhood memories creep back into their lives to haunt and control them, and carefully constructed veneers begin to crack, the bonds of their friendship are tested as never before.
In candid, raw prose, Birch explores the potentially devastating consequences of childhood abuse and mistreatment, but also pays tribute to human courage and perseverance in a heartfelt, unforgettably powerful novel that heralds a remarkable talent.
Praise For Shattered Souls: Zane Presents…
"Dywane D. Birch is destined to become one of the best-known authors on the literary scene today. If you have not read this book, what are you waiting for?" -- New York Times bestselling author Zane
"Snappy dialogue, trash talk...and steamy sex keep the proceedings moving as the four...attempt to hold it together." -- Publishers Weekly
"Shattered Souls really enlightens, encourages, and forces us to examine our lives." -- Collen Dixon, author of Simon Says and Every Shut Eye
Strebor Books, 9781593091101, 300pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007