Let That Be the Reason by Vickie M. Stringer audiobook

Let That Be the Reason

By Vickie M. Stringer
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Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, this is the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the bestselling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This, the reigning “queen of urban fiction” (Publishers Weekly). Vickie M. Stringer wrote Let That Be the Reason when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking. When she couldn’t find a publisher, she printed the novel herself and sold it out of the trunk of her car. “I’ve exposed myself with the prayer that my life can be used as an example to warn others of the awful dangers of the drug game,” she wrote in its afterword. Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend, Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed into a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords—and, of course, the law—by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel, all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is that she doesn’t quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means—or what it all costs. Let That Be the Reason is a true-to-life saga of a woman’s love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

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Winner of the 2003 Street Literature Book Award Medal for Fiction

Written in prison and based on real-life experiences, this is the novel that launched the writing and publishing career of the bestselling author of Still Dirty, Dirty Red, and Imagine This, the reigning “queen of urban fiction” (Publishers Weekly).

Vickie M. Stringer wrote Let That Be the Reason when she was still serving her seven-year sentence for drug trafficking. When she couldn’t find a publisher, she printed the novel herself and sold it out of the trunk of her car. “I’ve exposed myself with the prayer that my life can be used as an example to warn others of the awful dangers of the drug game,” she wrote in its afterword.

Let That Be the Reason begins when a drug dealer abandons his girlfriend, Pamela Xavier, leaving her with nothing but a stack of bills, an empty refrigerator, and an impending eviction notice. Backed into a corner and with no prospects in sight, Pamela decides to get her hustle on. Transforming herself into Carmen, she learns to deal with the streets, the playas, the drug lords—and, of course, the law—by any means necessary. In no time, she is running a call girl service, a fencing operation, and a drug cartel, all while still being a mom. Carmen wants money, but she also wants happiness. The problem is that she doesn’t quite understand what real happiness is and what real love means—or what it all costs.

Let That Be the Reason is a true-to-life saga of a woman’s love, ambition to survive, forgiveness, and salvation.

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“A street lit insta-classic.” Washington Post

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Author Bio: Vickie M. Stringer

Author Bio: Vickie M. Stringer

Vickie M. Stringer is the author of urban fiction novels in the Dirty Red series as well as stand-alone novels and a nonfiction title. Her books have been Essence bestsellers. She is the publisher of Triple Crown publications, one of the most successful African American book publishers in the country and abroad. She has been featured in such prominent news media as the New York Times, Newsweek, MTV News, Publishers Weekly, Vibe, Millionaire Blueprints, Black Expressions, and many others.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Urban
Runtime: 7.49
Audience: Adult
Language: English