Zachary’s Wings exquisitely explores a love story between a woman who has been raised to believe self-worth comes from class and material possessions, and a man who wants to show her otherwise.
When Zachary and Korie meet, their attraction is immediate and powerful. But their passionate affair becomes increasingly troubled by the unresolved conflicts that plague both their lives. Zach is an amiable social worker from a chaotic working-class family, who bears the emotional burdens of those around him, while Korie is a Jamaican-born, Ivy League-educated reporter with a fiercely competent exterior that masks her inner turmoil. In this masterful and moving first novel, Rosemarie Robotham explores questions of race, class, sexuality, as well as the obstacles imposed by society—and the lovers themselves—as they attempt to claim true and lasting love.
Rosemarie Robotham has been an editor-at-large at Essence magazine, a former reporter for Life magazine, and the coauthor of Spirits of the Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century. Her story "Jesse" appeared in John Henrik Clarke's Black American Stories: One Hundred Years of the Best, and she edited the recent anthology The Bluelight Corner: Black Women Writing on Passion, Sex, and Romantic Love. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.