BROWN SUGAR 4: SECRET DESIRES

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Beautifully written, this anthology of short erotic fiction by 18 African-American writers is sensual and wonderfully varied.

The writing level is extremely high, and the contributors, who include poets, mystery writers, fiction and nonfiction writers, offer a wide range of styles and points of view.

The theme of this fourth Brown Sugar collection is secret desires: desire for a writing muse, a new life and lover, revenge or a one's brother- in-law. The stories cover a wide range of styles and tones, which adds to the reading enjoyment. They vary from funny to highly erotic to sad and wistful to wise and thoughtful. (Feb., 308 pp., $14.00)
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Page Traynor