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Dirty Red

A Novel



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From the "queen of urban fiction" (Publishers Weekly), Vicki Stringer, comes a scorching tale of love, lies, loss, and the indomitable spirit of a woman scorned.

Mischievous and manipulative, eighteen-year-old Red is an expert at deception with a provocative femininity. She employs her dirty ways - even faking a pregnancy with her boyfriend - to win a closet full of Gucci bags, a deluxe condominium full of baby accessories, a new car, and a book deal. But when one of Red's scams backfires and she winds up truly pregnant by her inmate ex-boyfriend, Bacon, she finds herself in more trouble than she's ever known. The drama truly unravels when Red's picture-perfect cons fall apart due to the power of - surprisingly - love.

About The Author

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Vickie M. Stringer is the author of Essence bestsellers, including Imagine ThisLet that Be the ReasonDirty RedStill Dirty, and Dirtier Than Ever. She is the publisher of Triple Crown publications, one of the most successful African American book publishers in the U.S. and abroad. She has been featured in such prominent news media as The New York TimesNewsweek, MTV News, Publishers WeeklyVibeMillionaire BlueprintsWriter's NewsweekBlack Expressions, and many more. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her two children.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria Books (July 24, 2007)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780743493635

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Raves and Reviews

"A calculatedly nasty yet redemptive take of a ruthless woman...[A] savvy street thriller." - Booklist

"Gritty, gripping...Readers will agree that Stringer, known as the queen of street literature, has earned her crown once more." - Tampa Tribune

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