Paper Gods: A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics (Paperback)

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Paper Gods: A Novel of Money, Race, and Politics (Paperback)

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"From buttermilk fried okra to bibles and bullets, the story comes out the gate moving and never lets up.” —Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of A Wanted Woman

Now in paperback—The mayor of Atlanta and a washed-up reporter investigate a series of assassinations, and uncover a conspiracy that reaches into the heart of the city's political machine.


Mayor Victoria Dobbs Overstreet is a Harvard-trained attorney and Spelman alum, married to a celebrated heart surgeon, mother to beautiful twin girls, and a political genius. When her mentor, ally, and friend Congressman Ezra Hawkins is gunned down in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Victoria finds a strange piece of origami–a “paper god”–tucked inside his Bible. These paper gods turn up again and again, always after someone is killed. Someone is terrorizing those who are close to Mayor Dobbs, and she can't shake the feeling that the killer is close to her, too.

Goldie Taylor is a journalist, news executive, and political consultant who has been featured on nearly every news network and talk show. She is the editor-at-large at The Daily Beast, and her writing has appeared in Salon, Ebony, and The Huffington Post. She was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s Black in America. She appeared in the OWN's Light Girls, and PBS’s Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now. She is the author of Paper Gods and The Love You Save.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250851727
ISBN-10: 1250851726
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: June 29th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English

"Goldie Taylor knows Atlanta, and she wants you to know it too. In Mayor Victoria Dobbs, Taylor has created a hero we see all too rarely: black, female, powerful, and determined to stay true to herself and her passionately beloved Atlanta, whatever the forces ranged against her. Every character is vivid, and every stretch of street and detail, no matter how incidental, precisely observed. This is 'Scandal' with added grit." —Tim Teeman, Senior Editor of The Daily Beast

"Goldie Taylor’s brisk, lively storytelling takes us inside the seamy world of Atlanta politics, a place populated with corrupt local potentates, blackmailing power brokers, and small-time dirty tricksters, and into the caffeine-fueled world of political reporting, where high-minded idealism crumbles under brutal pressures to get the job done at any cost." —Greg Sargent, author of the Washington Post's Plum Line blog

“Goldie Taylor has delivered the juice with Paper Gods, a gripping political thriller featuring such vivid characters that it’s easy to forget they aren’t real.” —Jon Allen, bestselling author of HRC and Shattered

Paper Gods takes us inside a world rarely seen—Atlanta politics. From buttermilk fried okra to bibles and bullets, the story comes out the gate moving and never lets up. Goldie Taylor is a remarkable writer at the top of her game.” —Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of A Wanted Woman