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Shifting Through Neutral

Shifting Through Neutral

(2004)
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"A beautifully rendered story by a gifted new writer. The setting and characters are so familiar yet largely absent in contemporary fiction, particularly the father, JD -- although there is one in every black neighborhood. I adored him and will remember him for a very long time."
Benilde Little


"A vibrant, deeply felt journey through a young woman's coming-of-age and coming to understand her father. Hop in -- this novel is a ride well worth taking. Bridgett Davis understands the rules of the road."
Martha Southgate


"A wonderful and unique story of a father and his daughter. . . . There is a strange, compelling sweetness to the sorrow in this book, a poignancy that cuts incisively through the tender tissue of family love."
Elizabeth Strout


"Bridgett Davis' lyrical language is addictive and haunting from the first page. This beautiful coming-of-age story will capture many hearts."
Trisha R Thomas


Not yet a woman yet more than a little girl, Rae Dodson is caught up in her family's drama. Her hip older sister, Kimmie, whom her mother favors, has moved from New Orleans to join them in Detroit, a city that moves as if in synch with the Stevie Wonder tunes that play giddily from new automobiles fresh off the factory lots. Her bid whist-playing mother is as nervous as ever, and her father's chronic migraines seem less responsive to medication. And while they all occupy the same house, they might as well be living separate lives. When the tenuous peace finally breaks, Rae must decide where her loyalties lie: should she choose her emotionally distant mother, whom she adores, or her affectionate but needy father? Rae does choose and launches into a rich, loving relationship with her dad, for whom she shows a fierce, undying loyalty. But as she matures, she must find a way amid her own budding sexuality to be both Daddy's girl and her own woman.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Shifting Through Neutral
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
ISBN: 0-06-057249-3 / 978-0-06-057249-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2005 : USA Paperback
Title: Shifting Through Neutral
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
ISBN: 0-06-057250-7 / 978-0-06-057250-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amistad
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

2004 : USA Audio CD
Title: Shifting Through Neutral
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
ISBN: 1-4193-1038-0 / 978-1-4193-1038-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Shifting Through Neutral
Author(s): Bridgett M Davis
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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