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The Many Shades of Indigo Paperback – October 24, 2011
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About the Author
N.B. Edge is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He received both a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's of Science in Nursing from Howard University and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity Incorporated, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, and Chi Eta Phi Nursing Organization. N.B. Edge is currently employed as a Director of Transition Management at a large healthcare system in Atlanta, Georgia.
In addition to creative writing, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, movies, music, theater and art.
Top Customer Reviews
Indigo has gained some sense of confidence and he soon takes up with several young people who have summer jobs in the same grocery store. He also is building a good relationship with Ahmir, Alexis's old boyfriend. At this point, however, he is seduced by an older man in a homosexual relationship. Both the sex and accompanying physical abuse are graphically described. Indigo seems unable to cope with or take control of his life.
Much of the story is related by Thomasina Jenkins, Ahmir's mother. As a teenager, Thomasina had been in love with Indigo's father. While she went on to marry a fine man, James Jenkins brutally beat his wife to death and spent the rest of his life in prison. Her interest in Indigo is genuine and gives him the sort of maternal love he has been deprived of, but the intertwining of the two families -- initially offering such hope -- is to end in tragedy.
Some readers will definitely find the graphic descriptions of sexual and physical abuse very off-putting. Despite that caveat, bookreview.com finds this a well-written and compassionate first novel.
The abuse he took his entire life. I was sad for him. He tried to be strong and do what he felt was the right thing. He had grown to be accepted by those that teased him and ridiculed him. He tried to make it in life. Had grown confidence in himself. Learned to be the boss if his life. good for him.
Naph'Tali did an excellent job. An excellent read!!!
The emotional journey of the characters in this book serves as lessons for anyone who has witnessed and/or experienced such abuse. As you read, one becomes more committed to the emotions of each character moving through feelings of sadness, empathy, love, support, encouragement etc...... The writer N.B. Edge did a great job of providing a back drop for classrooms and families to engage discussions relating to these real life issues.
There are so many twists and turns the reader will never believe what actually happens on the next page. I cant wait to get a second serving!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Truly enjoyed reading this wonderful freshman work by N.B Edge. He captured certain inner-city experiences that many young people go through. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Bill Scott
Plot was too predictable. Easy read, but not relevant. Tried to recommend to my book club, but other readers were not interested.Published 21 months ago by ashuran
I personally kow the author and have been planning to read this book for ages. I am glad I finally did! Once I started it, I found it hard to put down. Read morePublished on September 26, 2013 by Joseph C Remer III
I finally finished this book and the author pulled me in like I was actually there like I was once of the characters. Looking for the next book he writes.
N.B. Edge is my new favorite author! After picking up "The Many Shades of Indigo" I could not put it down. Read morePublished on July 8, 2012 by HDaniel
Amazingly Interesting for all adult audiances. I stayed up all night to finish it. It is a definate must read.Published on July 6, 2012 by mholland
The "Many Shades of Indigo" is a thought provoking story of love and misfortune that will leave you wanting more. Read morePublished on July 2, 2012 by DBigs