Rising

Darnella Ford

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She should have been able to trust him....
 
"Night sweats were my dance, especially in the Huston home. They were a continuation of the visions I had experienced in Dorchester, only here, they were much more violent."
 
Set in a wealthy community in northern Michigan, Rising tells the story of nine-year-old Symone, who is adopted by the Hustons--"a shameless family with a house at the top of the hill"--after her mother dies of a drug overdose. And though Symone is all too happy to leave the Dorchester projects behind, she can’t help but wonder why this rich white couple has come to the ghetto to adopt " black girl who looked white." Soon Symone discovers that the Hustons aren’t saviors but instead demons who have delivered her into another kind of hell. She escapes only to return again years later, realizing that she must face the demons of her past if she has any hope of surviving the future.
 
Rising is an evocative, undeniably potent, and completely unforgettable novel.

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Rising
PART ONECHAPTER ONEMy name is Symone. And more important than my name is my story and the unveiling of the Beast.I was adopted.My adoptive parents were the Hustons, a shameless family with a house at the top of the hill.The Huston name was synonymous with class, power, and money. Ridge Huston specialized in international trade. He made money because he had money. He didn't work much, but he didn't have to, He owned everything and it worked for him.Madeline was his wife but I referred to her as the "other hand" that dipped into the cash.

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"An unpretentious, gritty masterpiece, RISING, Darnella Ford's debut novel, is full of vivid suspense and detail. Ford's protagonist, nine-year-old Symone, a black girl with blond hair and blue eyes, has the experience of someone much wiser. . .Powerful and honest, RISING is a raw and unforgettable tale of survival."---Shawn Evans Mitchell, Upscale

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Darnella Ford

Darnella Ford began writing at the age of nine. She has written several screenplays and one teleplay. She is also a Spoken Word artist and performs regularly in the Los Angeles area, where she lives. Rising is her first novel.

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Rising
Darnella Ford

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2003
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466822016
ISBN10: 1466822015
240 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
January 2003
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312303068
ISBN10: 0312303068
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 240 pages
$17.99
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