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Feature book: Drunk on Men

25 October 2017

Drunk on Men: Volume One by Afton Locke

This book is set in the 1920s and has three African American women as the main characters. They all meet at a resort on Jersey Shore and during this time they become friends and their lives change.

Hannah has come to Jersey Shore with her aunt for some time away from her hometown and the reminder of her fiancé, who was killed in World War I. She is an innocent who hasn’t had the chance to live her life away from her family or strict rules. When a white male rescues her from the water, she realises there are other males out there and this one might be okay to let loose with.

Belle was brought to Jersey Shore by her well to do friend. Belle has no feelings for this man, only that he has brought her to a wealthy hotel. She is loose with her morals and she doesn’t care what others think of her. She wants to get out of this relationship but is not sure how until someone else catches her eye.

Edie is due to get married at Jersey Shore to someone her family thinks is the right man. Edie can’t stand to be near this man, let alone go through with the marriage. When she tells her family she will not be getting married, she knows she will be disowned. Edie meets a fisherman on the wharf one night and realises this man has given her the spark she was missing.

These three girls meet at Jersey Shore one night and strike up a friendship. When they start to socialise with each other and go to a different bar, things start to get interesting.

This book is part of a series and it will be interesting to see where the stories of the three women go.

Reviewed by Diane

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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