Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets

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Drawing upon his experiences as a young drug dealer in Atlanta, acclaimed hip hop artist T.I. makes his street lit debut with a powerful modern novel of love, tragedy, and hope that vividly brings to life the realities and choices for those who live beyond society's manicured edges. Paul Power Clay and Tanya Beauty Long have only each other when the woman who loved them, Power's mother, Charlotte, unexpectedly dies. Sexually drawn to each other, the sixteen year olds know they must keep their attraction hidden, especially from their new guardian, Charlie Slim Simmons, a rich hustler who has his own plans for them. As Slim takes Power under his wing and introduces him to the dark side of Atlanta, he also tries to corrupt Beauty's independence and innocence. Eventually driven apart, the teens' lives take very different paths. Yet neither Power nor Beauty can forget their love, and one day, one of them will have to save the other. A dark, gritty story of sex, violence, hustling, and redemption set on the dangerous streets of Atlanta and peopled with larger-than-life characters, "Power and Beauty" demonstrates the versatility of one of our most promising talents and is sure to connect with his millions of fans.

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One of hip-hop's most accomplished and respected artists, T.I. now makes a bold leap into the world of fiction with the epic love story of Power and Beauty.

Adrift after the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul "Power" Clay turns to Slim, a local businessman, for guidance. Slim always has the best of everything, and if Power learns his ways, perhaps he'll someday be worthy of Tanya "Beauty" Long.

Eleven years old when her own mother died and Charlotte Clay took her in, Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. Now Charlotte is gone—and with Power being sucked deeper and deeper into a world of drugs, money, and violence, she turns her back on Atlanta . . . and on her growing love for Power Clay.

Making the difficult transition from boy to man, Power begins to question the wisdom and the motives of those who have taught him what he knows—while Beauty takes the New York fashion world by storm. But she cannot forget what—and who—she left behind. And when Power really needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.

About the Author:

Clifford T. I. Harris Jr., is a Grammy Award-winning rapper, film and music producer, actor, and writer. He is the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records and he launched his film company, Grand Hustle Films in 2007. T. I. knows of the excitement, danger, and pain of which he writes. As a teenager he sold drugs and later served time on federal weapons charges. He and his wife, Tiny, are involved with charities and community outreach involving children and those suffering with Alzheimers. David Ritz has written several books, including the acclaimed novels The Man Who Brought the Dodgers Back to Brooklyn and Blue Notes Under A Green Felt Hat, and is the only four-time winner of the Gleason Book of the Year Award. He's written the lives of many celebrities, including Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, and Grandmaster Flash, and a New York Times review named him the first-call celebrity collaborator. He lives in California.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2011. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 226 x 163 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Hip-hop artist Tip T.I. Harris has received every acclaim the music world has to offer. Now, working with bestselling celebrity collaborator David Ritz, T.I. applies all his talent and experience to the world of fiction by creating the epic love story of Power and Beauty. After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul Power Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim s ways, he ll make something of himself--and perhaps be worthy of Tanya Beauty Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him--including Slim--truly have his best interests at heart. Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte s death, Beauty knows she s no longer safe and protected--especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta--and the growing love she feels for Power--for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she s never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780062067654

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