How to Knock a Bravebird from Her Perch
"This is the story of how Pecan finally finds her strength, and when she does it will make you want to cheer." — African American Literary Book Club
"The characters were jumping off the page. (About Pecan’s daughters) Each one was as interesting and delightful as the next. Pecan Morrow is a fighter and I mean that in every sense of the word." — Cedric Boyd (Amazon)
In the wake of her father’s sudden death Pecan marries the up-and-coming boxing sensation Ricky Morrow. When she begins to doubt that desperate decision she finds herself on the receiving end of Ricky’s violent temper. Scared for her life, she hunkers down in this marriage of convenience as the babies and fists keep coming. Will the abuse ever stop? Will Pecan and her girls live happily ever after?
A poignant addition to literary and African American fiction, this award winning novel explores the choices that contemporary women must face and the consequences of domestic abuse. If you love dynamic female leads and succinct yet poetic storytelling, this novel is for you.