Jazzy Zigzagin' Blues

A Poetic Novel

by Dalvin Clifford



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781496930033
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781496930040

About the Book

“Love ain’t even really about love. Half of it’s a damn lie.” Mary and Rainbow, friends since childhood, have been through everything together, and nothing has ever been able to tear them apart as they mature and find themselves in relationships and constant soul-searching. Through memorable characters, such as loudmouthed Candice, opinionated Miss Real, shy little Dookie, lovesick Miss Billy, and more, some funny, others insightful, they learn how to navigate in life. Mary realizes her jazzy poetic way with words at an early age, but a secret from the past that tore her mother and aunt apart is slowly doing the same to her until the explosive night when everyone is forced to face it head-on. Rainbow has longed to be loved for as long as she could remember but is considering washing her hands of love altogether after finding herself yet again left heartbroken and confused, until a man from her past returns ready to give her all that she’s been missing. In his thought-provoking, coming of age, poetic debut novel, Dalvin Clifford expresses how day-to-day blues must be overcome in order for one to prosper. A sassy yet humorously honest story that dives headfirst into issues of love and forgiveness, Jazzy Zigzagin’ Blues is guaranteed to take readers on a journey they will never forget.

About the Author

Dalvin Clifford was born and raised in Sacramento, California. He became serious about writing while attending Monterey Trail High School where he would compete in poetry competitions and write short stories in his spare time. Among the long list of authors who inspire him are Toni Morrison, Terry McMillan, and Eric Jerome Dickey. When he isn’t reading and writing, he enjoys cutting hair and listening to music. He currently serves in the military as an administrative specialist and wrote much of this book while stationed in Japan. He hopes that his writing can help keep poetry alive and give readers a feeling that they are not alone by creating characters with issues similar to their own. He currently lives in Virginia where he is working on his next novel.