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What You Owe Me

Author: Campbell, Bebe Moore

Publisher: Berkley Trade

Format:Paperback
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What You Owe Me : Los Angeles, l945: When Hosanna Clark, newly arrived from the farm fields of Texas, befriends Holocaust survivor Gilda Rosenstein, she opens the door to a new life for them both. Using Gilda's knowledge of cosmetics and Hosanna's energy and determination, they begin producing a line of lipsticks and lotions for black women. The two are more than partners: They are dear friends. Then Gilda suddenly disappears, taking all the assets. Hosanna is doubly betrayed: financially ruined and emotionally bereft. When, years later, she passes away, her small cosmetics company dies with her. But Hosanna leaves behind a daughter steeped in her mother's pain: Matriece is as smart and driven as her mother and savvy enough to recognize that white firms are competing not only for black consumer dollars but for black professional talent as well. When Gilda's huge cosmetics conglomerate hires her to launch a line of black beauty products, Matriece takes on a mission to collect her mother's debt. What You Owe Me is a stunning account of the changes we have seen in white attitudes toward blacks, but it is also a sensitive look at what betrayal - of friendship, of love - does to us all. Ultimately, it is a moving book about healing.


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Fiction   Sagas

ISBN 13:9780425227664
ISBN 10:0425227669
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:469
Size:9.00" l x 5.90" w x 1.20" h
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