Terry McMillan’s Sequel to “Waiting to Exhale” Comes in September
This is a production of filmmaker Gary Bartholomew; thanks to Kalamu ya Salaam’s Neo-Griot daily page.
Terry McMillan’s Waiting to Exhale was more than just a bestselling novel-its publication was a watershed moment in literary history. McMillan’s sassy and vibrant story about four African American women struggling to find love and their place in the world touched a cultural nerve, inspired a blockbuster film, and generated a devoted audience.
Now, McMillan revisits Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin fifteen years later. Each is at her own midlife crossroads: Savannah has awakened to the fact that she’s made too many concessions in her marriage, and decides to face life single again-at fifty-one. Bernadine has watched her megadivorce settlement dwindle, been swindled by her husband number two, and conned herself into thinking that a few pills will help distract her from her pain. Robin has an all-American case of shopaholism, while the big dream of her life-to wear a wedding dress- has gone unrealized. And for years, Gloria has taken happiness and security for granted. But being at the wrong place at the wrong time can change everything. All four are learning to heal past hurts and to reclaim their joy and their dreams; but they return to us full of spirit, sass, and faith in one another. They’ve exhaled: now they are learning to breathe.
Right. I look forward to seeing how they’ve all turned out and how they’ll face the 21st century.
I wonder if she’ll have the same cover artist for this next one…hmmmm
I guess I have Terry to blame about this genre fiction turning out to be the end-all, be-all of moneymakers for the publishing industry. From what I hear, there’s hardly anything else worth their time from black authors.
That’s gotta change.
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~ by blksista on April 18, 2010.
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