Posted: April 10, 2014
In this scorching, mournful, often explicit, and never less than moving literary novel by the famed creator of the Easy Rawlins series, Debbie Dare, a black porn queen, has to come to terms with her sordid life in the adult entertainment industry after her tomcatting husband dies in a hot tub. Electrocuted. With another woman in there with him. Debbie decides she just isn't going to "do it anymore." But executing her exit strategy from the porn world is a wrenching and far from simple process.
Millions of men (and no doubt many women) have watched famed black porn queen Debbie Dare—she of the blond wig and blue contacts-"do it" on television and computer screens every which way with every combination of partners the mind of man can imagine. But one day an unexpected and thunderous on-set orgasm catches Debbie unawares, and when she returns to the mansion she shares with her husband, insatiable former porn star and "film producer" Theon Pinkney, she discovers that he's died in a case of hot tub electrocution, "auditioning" an aspiring "starlet." Burdened with massive debts that her husband incurred, and which various L.A. heavies want to collect on, Debbie must reckon with a life spent in the peculiar subculture of the pornography industry and her estrangement from her family and the child she had to give up. She's done with porn, but her options for what might come next include the possibility of suicide. Debbie . . . is a portrait of a ransacked but resilient soul in search of salvation and a cure for grief.
|I have read many of Mr. Mosley, books which has the character Easy Rawlins. This book is about another side of L.A. the porn business and the main character Debbie Dare comes home from a shoot only to discover the police their and her husband dead with a young women. Over the next few days she finds out that her husband was in debt and for the most part she was broke. She felt that this was a good time for her to look at herself and to maybe start over. She did that first by going back to see her mother in south central and even went to church the following weekend and she was reintroduced to the child that she gave up when she was younger. Her sister was raising the child. After her husband’s funeral she decides to make changes in her live and to change the people that she put in front of her life. This is a good story and like most of mister Mosley stories a true and honest look at the way some one is treated not only in society but also by some members of their family and how some other people don’t judge or look down on or at people at all. That is why I like reading his books. They are honest. I got this book from net galley.|