Black Authors : Upcoming New Release: DISTANT LOVER by Gloria Mallette

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    Distant Lover
    By Gloria Mallette
    Dafina/Kensington Publishing
    Fiction; $24.00US; ISBN: 075820471X
    On-sale October 5, 2004

    A sensational new contemporary novel about love lost, infidelity and family . . .

    Distant Lover
    by Gloria Mallette


    Dallas, Texas, September 17, 2004 - Just as Marvin Gaye’s soulful baritone bespoke of a “Distant Lover” and touched something innermost, author Gloria Mallette uses her skillful story teller’s pen to take readers on a similar journey deep into the human spirit. Distant Lover (Dafina/Kensington Publishing, 075820471X, $24.00), Ms. Mallette’s sixth novel to be released October 2004, captures the life of an emotionally incomplete woman and exposes a family secret so delicate that it alters the description of what is reconcilable and what is unforgivable.

    A motherless child since her mother’s death when she was three years old, Tandi Crawford survives the hostile indifference of a heartless father who harbored secrets about her mother and scoffed at any desire Tandi had to find out who her mother was. As soon as she was of age, Tandi escaped her father’s home, vowing never to return. Now eighteen years later, an emotionally exhausted Tandi, who is still struggling to rise above her father’s indifference, is also reeling from her own personal issues--her husband’s affair. Because of her husband’s indiscretions, the last three years of their fifteen year marriage have been loveless and sexless, and has Tandi fantasizing about one unforgettable summer with her first love when she was seventeen years old and love was an illusion. Overwhelmed with the failure of her marriage, Tandi flees in the night with her young son in tow, and ends up back on the very doorstep she vowed never to return to—her father’s home. Will the Distant Lover Tandi seek fulfill her fantasy, answer the mystery of her existence, and finally heal her spirit?

    Once again, Ms. Mallette displays her immeasurable talent to tell a gritty human drama that is more real than fiction and more believable than not. Distant Lover is a mesmerizing story of secrets whose revelations threaten to consume an emotional anemic heroine. It is a story about how betrayal can shatter dreams and how forgiveness can be too long in coming. Captivating, suspenseful and solidly written, this novel gives a skeptical but empathetic look at ‘familial’ love.

    Gloria Mallette has been featured in The New York Daily News (December 2000), USA Today (September 2001) and has had her novella, Come Tomorrow, featured on the USAToday.com Open Book library (October 2001). Since the initial self-publication of Shades of Jade by Ms. Mallette in 2000 and later republished by Strivers Row (Random House) in 2001, this book has made several best-sellers lists including: Black Board, Essence Magazine, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post/Washington is Also Reading listing and Upscale Magazine. Other titles in Ms. Mallette’s repertoire includes: The Honey Well, Promises to Keep, Weeping Willows Dance, Shades of Jade and When We Practice to Deceive.

    Gloria Mallette is available for interviews, book clubs, mentoring programs, speeches and panel discussions. Please visit her website www.gloriamallette.com or contact her agent, Stacy Glick, 212-627-9100, ext. 22, for more information.

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