Hold You Down: A Novel (Paperback)
Hold You Down is an edgy novel from rising star Tracy Brown about the perils of love and the ties that bind…
New York City. Late 1980s to early 1990s.
Mercy and Lenox Howard have always only had each other. Growing up on the mean streets of Harlem with an absentee mother meant that they had to have each other's backs. Now young, smart mothers they are determined to survive in New York City while raising their two sons, who have bright futures ahead of them.
Mercy is the quiet, straight laced hospital administrator, struggling to make ends meet. At night and on weekends, she pours her heart into her cooking and her dream of owning her own restaurant. Lenox is the diva, the wild child, looking for excitement and her big come up in life and love. Their boys, Deon and Judah, have been raised more like brothers than cousins, forging a bond that is unbreakable.
When Lenox heads down a path that she believes will bring success and power, it changes the entire course of her life and her family’s life forever. As a result of their mother’s choices, cousins Deon and Judah soon find themselves in uncharted territory.
"Brown's dramatic page-turner is...female-focused urban fiction with heart." - Booklist
"Offers heartbreak and hope in equal measure. Readers should prepare for tears." - Publishers Weekly
“Tracy Brown’s storytelling is masterful in Single Black Female. She is a compelling scribe!” -Ashley Antoinette, New York Times bestselling author
"I dare you to read Tracy Brown’s new novel "Single Black Female". She will snatch you out of your life, pull you into the drama-filled world of multifaceted and enthralling women, facing off with thought-provoking dilemmas that will hold you captive from beginning to end. Loved this book!" - J. D. Mason National Bestselling, Award Winning Author
“Tracy Brown once again proves that the art of storytelling isn't dead.” —K'wan, national bestselling author of Diamond Empire