Loving Her

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 deThe 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.
Loving Her 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

  • Title: Loving Her
  • Author: Ann Allen Shockley
  • ISBN: 9780930044978
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Loving Her”

    1. Again, I'd probably give it closer to a 2.5 - but it must be said: From a literary perspective, this book is almost meritless. It's horribly written. The good things about it are its interesting plot and its importance as one of the first books of its kind, etc. Still, I can't fault anyone who reads a couple of pages and is deterred by the horrifying prose.

    2. Holy crap do the characters in this book drink all the time or what? I found this in a free book box and kind of enjoyed it from a history perspective and also a "that's a hilarious way to talk about women having sex" perspective.

    3. This book took me longer to read due to life events, but that's not to say that I was being purposely slow in reading it. Far from it!Quick note: At the beginning of my version, there was a critique; a discussion of the book's groundbreaking nature. In the middle of this reading, I decided to ditch it and read it after I had finished the book. If you have not read the book before, I strongly recommend you read this part after the book. There are spoilers in the section that give away bits which [...]

    4. I love this novel because it tells of life in the now with no holds barred, how a woman embarks down the road of marriage to a man who repeatedly rapes her , is abusive and after 20 years of going through the motions realizes she is a lesbian. I loved the book, it a first African novel with a lesbian theme, found it most enjoyable.

    5. Loving HerAn important book by one hell of a writer, Loving Her is an incredible read chocked full of witicisms and plagiarisms. It is just plain incredible--as good a read for anyone as it was for me!!

    6. This is a classic novel from the 1970's and is most known for its portrayal of an interracial lesbian couple. The writing isn't fantastic, and it certainly is depressing is spots, but is worth the read as a trail blazer.

    7. Loving Her might have been a better story if it was written better. I enjoyed the story.This book was written back in 1974 which was ahead of its time. If this book was rewritten it would be a far better and more enjoyable book to read.

    8. interesting plotI found the book to have a well developed plot. I kept wanting to know what would happen next. I would like to see a sequel that continues to develop the characters. Offhand I probably would not have bought the book. But I was able to get free, so I did;

    9. Brave writing for its time, and for that I overlook its faults. It's an easy read that doesn't demand much of the reader.

    10. An interesting look into the dynamics of inter-racial and homosexual relationships. Uses a lot of stereotypes but still an interesting and poetic read.

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