This anthology enthralls readers with 16 tales that delve into the deepest recesses of the psyche. The tales touch on moral retribution, eroticism, witticism and pure science fiction. This collection points the way toward an African-American literary renaissance.

This exceptional collection paints characters in vivid detail and draws readers deeply and personally into the twists and turns of each character's dilemma and each story's plot. From slavery to freedom, Afro-centric themes lead readers to the depths of suspense and the height of mind-boggling intrigues. Tales of werewolves, a Middle Passage battle with monstrous consequences, beautiful femmes fatales and the nightmare of an extraordinary appendage will keep readers completely engrossed.

Massey's skills are prominently on display. In any compilation featuring differing styles and themes, readers will embrace or critique various stories. However, readers should find the vast majority of stories page-turners and the others excellent food for thought. The stories in this anthology are amusing, daring and imaginative. This a real winner. (Apr., 304 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed by: 
J.A. Crawley