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By Omar Tyree

Omar Tyree, New York Times and Blackboard bestselling writer and winner of the 2001 NAACP snapshot Award for literary fiction, supplies a strong tale of 2 early life acquaintances lured into the intercourse, medications, cash, and insanity of R&B stardom.

Darin Harmon and John Williams, reliable church boys from Charlotte, North Carolina, were most sensible pals given that they have been tots. either use their God-given skills to breeze via highschool, and either are offered scholarships to North Carolina A&T country college: Darin for soccer, and John for tune.
in the course of their sophomore yr, John, the introverted momma's boy, showcases his musical genius in a homecoming expertise express that adjustments either their lives endlessly. John's romantic crooning earns him the nickname "Loverboy." As his R&B profession starts off, he asks Darin to tag alongside as his supervisor. Darin desires no half within the tune scene and has sizeable desires of his personal, but if he suffers a season-ending soccer harm, he ultimately has the same opinion to hop at the "Loverboy" bandwagon. the 2 got down to flip John into an R&B big name. For Darin, facing John's emerging popularity and fortune proves a tough problem. The extra the 2 adapt to the damaging famous person way of life of big-time cash, quickly girls, and leisure medications, the more durable it will get for either one of them to "just say no!"
With its page-turning narrative and impossible to resist characters, Just Say No! is destined to turn into one other urban-American vintage from Omar Tyree.

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Means here, and three italicised ‘verys’, not one or two. After the shipwreck (for this is another), the traumatised city returns to its ways, and ‘the People harden’d by the Danger they had been in, like Seamen after a Storm is over, were . . more bold and hardened in their Vices’ (JPY, 229). This is the vicious world portrayed in Moll Flanders: the world in which, as Moll writes in a premature moment of complacency and repose, ‘now I seem’d landed in a safe Harbour’ (MF, 188). ’s with different and more teasingly ironic narrative stances.

After the shipwreck (for this is another), the traumatised city returns to its ways, and ‘the People harden’d by the Danger they had been in, like Seamen after a Storm is over, were . . more bold and hardened in their Vices’ (JPY, 229). This is the vicious world portrayed in Moll Flanders: the world in which, as Moll writes in a premature moment of complacency and repose, ‘now I seem’d landed in a safe Harbour’ (MF, 188). ’s with different and more teasingly ironic narrative stances. Both heroines are mysterious about identities that they veil as much as disclose, and they make themselves known to the reader only by pseudonyms; both pride themselves on using language not just to persuade but to beguile.

18 The Poems of Alexander Pope, vol. III, The Dunciad (1728) and The Dunciad Variorum (1729), ed. Valerie Rumbold (Harlow: Longman, 2007), p. 127). For the implications of Pope’s slur (which compares Defoe with dissidents under Charles I whose ears were actually severed), see my ‘Defoe’s Ears: The Dunciad, the Pillory, and Seditious Libel’, in The Eighteenth-Century Novel 7 6–7 (2009); Special Double Volume; Essays in Honor of John Richetti. 19 Daniel Defoe, The True-Born Englishman and Other Writings (hereafter TBE), ed.

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