Ann Allen Shockley Loving her: A novel

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Loving her: A novel

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The groundbreaking story centers on Renay, a talented black musician who is forced by pregnancy to marry the abusive, alcoholic Jerome Lee. When Jerome sells Renay's piano to finance his drinking, she leaves her destructive marriage, and flees with her young daughter to Terry, a wealthy white writer whom she met at a supper club. Terry awakens in Renay a love and sexual desire beyond her erotic imaginings. Despite the sexist, racist, and homophobic prejudices they must confront, the mutually supportive couple finds physical and emotional joy.

When Jerome discovers the nature of Renay and Terry's friendship, he beats Renay nearly to death and, in a drunken rage, kidnaps his daughter, who subsequently dies in a car accident. Grief stricken and guilty about her love for Terry, Renay feels that God has punished her and breaks off their relationship to atone for her"sins." In the end, she returns to Terry and a renewed life.

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In its exploration of a daring subject boldly shared I think [the novel] has immense value. It enables us to see and understand, perhaps for the first time, the choices certain women have made about how they will live their lives, and allows us glimpses at physical intimacies between women that have been, in the past, deliberately ridiculed or obscured. . . This book was obviously written out of an earnest passion that its subject be fully acknowledged as existing. It offers the reader an opportunity to develop a new way of seeing and caring. Alice Walker, Ms."

-In its exploration of a daring subject boldly shared I think [the novel] has immense value. It enables us to see and understand, perhaps for the first time, the choices certain women have made about how they will live their lives, and allows us glimpses at physical intimacies between women that have been, in the past, deliberately ridiculed or obscured. . . This book was obviously written out of an earnest passion that its subject be fully acknowledged as existing. It offers the reader an opportunity to develop a new way of seeing and caring.---Alice Walker, Ms.

"In its exploration of a daring subject boldly shared I think [the novel] has immense value. It enables us to see and understand, perhaps for the first time, the choices certain women have made about how they will live their lives, and allows us glimpses at physical intimacies between women that have been, in the past, deliberately ridiculed or obscured. . . This book was obviously written out of an earnest passion that its subject be fully acknowledged as existing. It offers the reader an opportunity to develop a new way of seeing and caring."--Alice Walker "Ms."

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Originally published in 1974, Loving Her is the first novel by an African American author to deal explicitly with interracial lesbian love. The groundbreaking story centers on Renay, a talented black musician who is forced by pregnancy to marry the abusive, alcoholic Jerome Lee. When Jerome sells Renay's piano to finance his drinking, she leaves her destructive marriage and flees with her young daughter to Terry, a wealthy white writer whom she met at a supper club. Terry awakens in Renay a love and sexual desire beyond her erotic imaginings. Despite the sexist, racist, and homophobic prejudices they must confront, the mutually supportive couple finds physical and emotional joy. When Jerome Lee discovers the nature of Renay and Terry's friendship, he beats Renay nearly to death and, in a drunken rage, kidnaps his daughter, who subsequently dies in a car accident. Grief-stricken and guilty about her love for Terry, Renay feels that God has punished her and breaks off their relationship to atone her "sins". In the end, she returns to Terry and a renewed life.

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