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It's all about the moon when the sun ain't shining
Hill, Ernest.
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New York, NY : Kensington Pub. Corp., [2004]

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246 pages ; 24 cm.
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FICTION Adult Fiction African American

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Things seem to be going Maurice Dupree's way when he gets a scholarship to a prestigious law school. If only the woman he loved were as happy as everyone else. Omenita Jones is not planning on waiting around for her fiance to be a man and start their life together. She loves him, but will find someone else if need be, and that person is waiting in the wings with an offer Omenita may not be able to refuse. More alone than ever, and torn by the ultimatum facing him, Maurice finds an unexpected ally in a young white woman, Danielle Davenport. What happens next shocks everyone...

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Maurice Dupree is the repository of all of the dreams of his hardworking parents, who eke out a living as a maid and a laborer in Brownsville, Louisiana. Maurice is home on his last Christmas break before he will graduate in May from Louisiana State University and is anxious to see Omenita, his girlfriend since grade school. She is his first love, his only love, and he's reluctant to tell her that after waiting four years for him to graduate, she will now have to wait longer for him to finish law school. Desperate to leave her dysfunctional family, Omenita is pressing Maurice to marry her sooner rather than later. His mother, unhappy with Omenita's family background, warns Maurice against a hasty decision and pushes him to take the opportunity to be the first black lawyer in his hometown. In this first-person narrative, Hill offers a poignant portrait of a young man at a crossroads in his life, struggling with the true meaning of love and torn between the pleadings of the women in his life. --Vanessa Bush Copyright 2004 Booklist