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ISBN: 0743246403
Author: Bil Wright
Language: English
Publisher: Touchstone; Original ed. edition (March 9, 2004)
Pages: 224
Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 525
Size Fb2: 1964 kb
Size ePub: 1353 kb
Size Djvu: 1557 kb
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One Foot in Love book. In this novel, he brings forth a myriad of romantic, sensual and loving images, in terms of his characters and story line.

One Foot in Love: A Novel. One Foot in Love - Bil Wright. Small in number yet formidable in spirit, the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood adopts a recent widow, challenging everything she knows about life and loving. Rowtina Washington is devastated when her adoring husband, Turtle, is killed in a tragic accident. When his ghost begins to appear to her, she delights in the opportunity to rekindle the passion they had. But then Turtle's visits stop abruptly. Published by Simon & Schuster. New York London Toronto Sydney.

Bil Wright is an award-winning novelist and playwright. His novels include Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy (Lambda Literary Award and American Library Association Stonewall Book Award), the highly acclaimed When the Black Girl Sings (Junior Library Guild selection), and the critically acclaimed Sunday You Learn How to Box. His plays include Bloodsummer Rituals, based on the life of poet Audre Lorde (Jerome Fellowship), and Leave Me a Message (San Diego Human Rights Festival premiere). His plays include Bloodsummer Rituals, based on the life of poet Audre Lorde (Jerome Fellowship), and Leave Me a Message (San Diego Human Rights Festival premiere)

I love One Foot in Love, every square inch of it. As I was reading the novel, half way through it, I kept getting a small notion that I had read about . Jalape’o Love is a short story Wright contributed to the Black Silk anthology.

I love One Foot in Love, every square inch of it. As I was reading the novel, half way through it, I kept getting a small notion that I had read about Rowtina before, a d’j’ vu feeling. The light bulb finally switched on, Jalape’o Love. The story was one of the few high points in a somewhat tired anthology. I was pleasantly taken aback that Wright would expand and alter the short story to a novel, a good thing too, seeing as how the novel is awesome

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by. Wright, Bil. Publication date. Middle-aged women, Female friendship, Widows. New York : Simon & Schuster. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

Written by Bil Wright, Audiobook narrated by Sharon Washington. Critically acclaimed author Bil Wright displays a gentle touch in this emotional tale of dealing with loss and learning to move on. When her husband Turtle suddenly dies, Rowtina Washington is shattered. She finds comfort when Turtle’s spirit visits her, but then the visits suddenly stop.

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Small in number yet formidable in spirit, the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood adopts a recent widow, challenging everything she knows about life and loving. Rowtina Washington is devastated when her adoring husband, Turtle, is killed in a tragic accident. When his ghost begins to appear to her, she delights in the opportunity to rekindle the passion they had. But then Turtle's visits stop abruptly. Confused and desperate for answers, Rowtina is convinced to join the feisty and irrepressible Leave Him and Live Sisterhood, a tiny band of women who vary in age, race, and life experience. Osceola McQueen conceived the group, as she says, to "grab a hold of your sister till she can see the road." Lucy Antiglione is a waitress-warrior fighting off a punch-happy husband, while Egyptia Nelson is happiest on her way to the altar. And then there is Nelda Battey, sharp tongued and irreverent, who lives by her own definition of what it means to be a woman. This tender yet humorous page-turner shines a light on the faith, optimism, and romantic possibilities that inspire and sustain us all.

Comments:

Cenneel
I'm privileged to know Bil, so I can't claim 100% objectivity in reading his books. This being said, One Foot in Love was as wonderful as his first novel, Sunday You Learn How to Box. The characters are very real and Wright empowers them to earn the reader's respect. Wright's seductive style grabs you gently by the ear before embracing you in a full bear hug. I can't wait for his next book.
The clarity and authenticity in which Wright defines a female voice is particularly impressive. He has done so here with such command and dimension that it will appeal to a broad audience. I don't envy Bil for having to follow such fine successes as his first two novels. But I encourage him to move swiftly as I'm already anxious for his next book.
Ballalune
Bil Wright very skillfully writes with the female voice in his novel, One Foot In Love. He tells the story of Rowtina Washington's transformation after the sudden death of her husband and how she bonds with the ladies in the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood. Each woman in the sisterhood has her own story and demons, which bonded and empowered this diverse group of women.
Rowtina Washington found herself alone after the sudden demise of her husband, Turtle. She had no direction and no focus other than to go to work, church and home. In her loneliness, she experiences nighttime visits from Turtle. He is trying to tell her something, but she can not figure out what it is. Soon after Turtle's death, Rowtina is invited to join a group by Nelda Battey at the hospital where she works. This support group, the Leave Him and Live club becomes an intricate part of Rowtina's life. She shares her secret about Turtle's visit with the women, but they do not know his motives either. There is something about Turtle's visit that indicates it is time for her to move on. Rowtina takes a large step and moves out of Harlem where she was born and raised to the Village, much to her mother's chagrin. In the Village, Rowtina meets Picasso Alegria, a Mexican hairdresser. He recommends she wear her hair naturally and offers to be her hairdresser. Picasso wants more from Rowtina than to be her stylist, Rowtina becomes quite smitten with him and almost consents to a relationship but there are several obstacles that stand in the way.
Wright pens a coming into ones self story. Rowtina makes great changes in her life, astonishing everyone, including herself. For this book to be written by a male author, he does an excellent job of getting into the women's psyche. The other women in the group have their own battles; Lucy in trying to get out of an abusive situation, Nelda`s sexual preference is suspect, Egyptia loves being married and is getting married again and Osceola lost her daughter to cancer. They have their ups and downs and make strides to better their lives. I have not read Wright's first book, Sunday You Learn How To Box, but I plan to pick it up one day. Meanwhile, I highly recommend this book.
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Cordanara
Rowtina Washington is shocked, devastated, saddened and appears to be depressed, at the death of her husband Terrance "Turtle" Washington. Rowtina, an emergency room nurse, and Turtle, a UPS driver, had a close and happy marriage to the point that Turtle was Rowtina's world. Her only associates are her co-workers and her mother. Even with prodding from Turtle, Rowtina never did step outside the marriage to form other bonds. Fate steps in and Rowtina is introduced to two members of the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood. As the name implies, the sisterhood is not made up of a group of women who have lost spouses, but unites women who need a release, a friendly shoulder and an ear. Regardless of the problem, the Leave Him and Live Sisterhood is there to lend a hand, not by counseling but by presence.
The sisterhood consists of the motherly Osceola, the free spirited lesbian Nelda, the physically abused Lucy and the "please marry me" Egyptia. Each woman brings to the group her own eclectic brand of personality and humor challenging Rowtina to let go and live. Added to this mix is Rowtina's domineering mother, Sylvia Mention. The story sets itself apart from others with multifarious characters, the visiting ghost of Turtle and Rowtina's dreams and musings. To further complicate matters, Rowtina moves from Harlem to Greenwich Village, where she meets Picasso Alegria, a local Mexican salon owner, and her entire world is turned upside down. However, the sisterhood is there to instill faith, confidence and encouragement.
ONE FOOT IN LOVE will appeal to the masses because the theme is universal. How do you handle the death of a loved one; how do you relinquish it and move on? The writing is excellent simply because of the characters clever, witty and sarcastic remarks that will make you laugh out loud! How the author, as a man,
was able to grasp the personalities and behaviors of the female characters' and showcase it with credibility, I will never know but I certainly enjoyed it. Bil Wright has penned a very humorous, multidimensional and often times sad account of love lost and friendship found.
Reviewed by Dawn R. Reeves
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
nadness
"One Foot In Love" is a gripping novel with a heartfelt story and a deep message. Bil Wright has mastered the art of ending one chapter leaving you desperate to read the next. I couldn't put it down until I finished the last page. The characters in the story are real women faced with real problems that are not glossed over. The main character Rowtina loses her husband Turtle, deals with her cold and detached mother, joins a club of supportive but wacky women, and starts a tenuous romance. Bil Wright is not afraid to present a true picture of love, loss and grief. He allows us to ride on the emotional roller coaster of Rowtina's life rather then watching her from afar. The author's sensitivity to the inner life of women is clear as the members of The Leave Him and Live Sisterhood band together, helping one another get beyond their obstacles. As a woman, I was particularly impressed by a male writer's ability to capture the feminine soul. In the end, "One Foot in Love" reminded me that true love transcends death and loss - and inspires us to let go and live.

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