Enter the world of “Power & Beauty: A Love Story Of Life On The Streets.” Set in Atlanta, Georgia, this urban fiction novel is brought to us by Tip “T.I.” Harris with the best-selling celebrity collaborator, David Ritz. Power & Beauty is T.I.’s street lit debut and is a Hardcover from William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and will be released on October 18, 2011.
The Publisher’s Overview:
After the death of his mother, Charlotte, Paul “Power” Clay allows himself to be guided by Slim, a local businessman. Slim always has the best of everything, and Power is sure that if he learns Slim’s ways, he’ll make something of himself–and perhaps be worthy of Tanya “Beauty” Long. From Chicago to Miami to New York, through drugs, women, and violence, Power makes the difficult transition from boy to man and, in doing so, begins to question if those who have taught him–including Slim–truly have his best interests at heart.
Beauty has always known that the only person she can rely on is herself. After her mother died when she was eleven years old, she was adopted by close family friend Charlotte Clay. But with Charlotte’s death, Beauty knows she’s no longer safe and protected–especially as Power gets sucked into a new kind of life. As soon as she can, she turns her back on Atlanta–and the growing love she feels for Power–for a chance to make it in the Big Apple. With a successful fashion career on the horizon, Beauty takes New York by storm with her wit, business savvy, and breathtaking good looks. But she’s never forgotten those she left behind. And when it becomes clear that Power needs her, Beauty will risk everything to save the man she loves.
About the Authors:
Tip “T.I.” Harris is an actor, writer and Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum selling artist with seven solo albums to his name. Power & Beauty is his first novel. T.I. is married to his longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Harris of Xscape fame.
David Ritz is known for his award-winning collaborative autobiographies with Smokey Robinson, Etta james, Ray Charles and Jerry Wexler to name a few. He has also co-written music hits with Howard Hewitt, Janet Jackson, The Neville Brothers and Marvin Gaye, among others. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife of 41 years, Roberta.
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