Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A planet is attacked and devastated -- left uninhabitable by the clone warriors known as Original Man. They kidnap a skilled surgeon, Piers Rameau, and force him to treat their wounded against his will. Quickly Rameau is embroiled in a much larger conflict: civil war between factions of Original Man. And as he is forced to work with them and fight alongside them, he begins to realize what it truly means to be human -- especially when he discovers the extraordinarily grotesque, genetically manipulated creatures that have been manufactured as bloodthirsty living weapons. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: "I'm a Jamaican. Yardie to de bloodclaat core. I love stout more than wine. I love cricket more than baseball. . . . I love Bob Marley more than Beethoven or Basie. . . . And I think that the fat on a woman batty and hips is sexy thing that they shouldn't try to lose at the gym. . . ."
As the clock nears midnight, a travel-weary man steps out of the New York subway where Chinatown collides with Soho and TriBeCa. He strides up West Broadway in his tough, scuffed boots past cafés and bars. Then he sees her, and a spark is lit. She walks like a dancer, and trailing behind her in the coltish breeze is a light silk scarf whose flutter he deems
romantic. . . .
Meet Fire--Jamaican born, charming, poetic, and talented--a man who's vowed to never play "love-is-blind" games again. Then he meets Sylvia, a beautiful magazine editor who keeps her passions under lock and key. Together they must choose between the love in their lives and the love of their lives.
Waiting in Vain is a sexy, hypnotic, and beautifully written novel of two souls who meet by chance--then fall hard and fast in a precarious world of hopeful dreamers. With an amazing gift for capturing the subtle Jamaican cadences of his characters' voices, in prose that drips of passion both carnal and pure, Colin Channer immerses us in the fast-paced, often cutthroat art world where sculptors, writers, poets, musicians, gallery owners, and benefactors all reach for success at the expense of themselves and the truth.
From the galleries of Soho to the brownstones of Brooklyn, from the nightclubs of London to the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, Channer takes us on a wild, soul-searching ride as Fire and Sylvia try to connect, disconnect, and reconnect amid conflicting desires and wounds from the past. But through intricate love triangles, skewed priorities, and crushing personal tragedies, Fire, Sylvia, and their friends must learn that some things in life are worth fighting for. If not, you're simply waiting in vain.
What a great early reception we've been getting to this book! It's struck a chord with
readers and it's been wonderful to watch the early excitement. I have a feeling that this
title is going to have a major effect on readers and that it will be talked about for quite
a while. E. Lynne Harris says of Colin Channer: "He has the ear of a poet and the
heart of a lover." Dianne McKinneyh-Whetstone calls the book a "lavish and lush read
filled with spice, sass and passion." And Kwame Dawes offers: "We see an enviable and
unusual achievement" with Colin's book. This book is an alternate selection of the
Quality Paperback Book Club.
African American booksellers across the country tell me this book is flying off the shelves.
Nkiru in Brooklyn says it's the most requested book of the last few weeks (7/27/98). Eso-
Won in LA says that he sold out of his initial orderof 45 already and is going to order 50 more
asap. African Spectrum in Atlanta moved over 250 books during the National Black Arts
Festival. Afrocentric in Chicago says the women customers come in asking for it as
well as for the sampler we offered that gives the prologue and first chapter --it may
become a collector's item. It's summertime and folks want an entertaining read and
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine, 1998. Buchzustand: Very Good. 1st ed. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP8192185
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1st ed. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88504327
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine, 1998. Buchzustand: Good. 1st ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP9163459
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0345411781I4N00
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0345411781I3N10
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0345411781I3N00
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0345411781I3N01
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0345411781I3N00
Buchbeschreibung One World/Ballantine. Buchzustand: Very Good. . Like New dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers A04A-01145
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: SOME ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: One World/Ballantine Pub Date: 6/23/1998 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 346 first edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2772095