From literary icon and Essence bestselling author of Imagine This and Dirty Red comes forth the classic urban novel that launched Vickie Stringer’s wildly successful career — Let That Be the Reason. This is the remix. Based on Stringer’s real-life experiences, this epic tale has changed the face of contemporary literature and continues to resonate and provide voice to thousands of urban readers as a cautionary tale of will and redemption.
Pamela Xavier is a young woman left for dead by her drug-dealing boyfriend, Chino. With stacks of bills, no food in the fridge, and a baby on the way, Pammy turns to the streets for survival. Her back against the wall, Pammy relies on her alter ego, Carmen, to guide her through the male-dominated game and to achieve what she thinks will buy back her life and her happiness: money. In no time, Carmen graduates from call-girl service to leader of a major drug cartel — all to raise her son so he may never know her same pain and struggle. But with money on her mind, Carmen soon realizes that the perilous choices and consequences of the game come at a much higher cost than she could ever have imagined.
Let That Be the Reason in this collector’s edition, including additional chapters and dialogue, is a true-to-life saga of a woman’s love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.
Reading Level:Young Adult(Age 13+)
Page Content:304 pages
Product Dimensions:8.1 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces(View shipping Rates)
Vickie M Stringer
Vickie M. Stringer is the publisher of Triple Crown Publications, one of the most successful African-American book publishers in the country and abroad. She has been featured in many magazines and newspapers such as The New York Times, Newsweek, Essence, and Black Enterprise. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her son and newborn baby.