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If I Ruled the World

Joylynn Jossel

St. Martin's Griffin

In every ghetto there is that one who stands out above the rest. In this unforgettable novel, her name is Harlem.

Harlem Jones is a twenty-six-year-old bad-ass female who owns her own home, her own car, and her own business. And no, some drug dealer didn't front her the money for any of it. Nor did she have to sell herself to get what she’s got. Harlem came up the hard way. She had the perfect family until her mother fell prey to an addiction and Harlem’s whole world fell apart. After several life-changing encounters, Harlem seems to have lost everything. But then, under circumstance she wishes never existed, she inherits a modest fortune and opens up her own business.
Then into her life comes an unexpected and unlikely love, a street-bred charmer named York. Not your typical hood, York is out for Harlem’s heart. But when tragedy strikes, Harlem knows that, as a survivor, she must be the one to decide her own destiny.

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Praise for If I Ruled the World

“The best urban tale since The Coldest Winter Ever.”
---Erykah Badu, Grammy Award Winner

“Finally, a tale about truly surviving the streets. If I Ruled the World is the epitome of hip-hop fiction.”
---Mix Master Ice, legendary DJ, Hip-Hop Hall of Fame

“A well-written, street, gritty tale. This stellar novel is sure to be the bestselling urban book of 2005.”
---Crystal Lacey Winslow, author of The Criss Cross and Life, Love & Loneliness

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Joylynn Jossel

  • JOY is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and the author of the Essence bestseller Dollar Bill. She is currently at work on her next novel.
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If I Ruled the World

Joylynn Jossel

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