I had to do the perp walk through a gauntlet of paparazzi at the 28th Precinct and I must say I finally understood the impulse to put a coat over your head. It didn't take long for someone to recognize me. "Lt. Knight! Over here!" Lt. Summer Knight is the badass I play in my action movies. But now I'm home in Harlem reluctantly running the Harlem Journal, the weekly newspaper my Daddy left me when he just died.That's Pearl Washington, the hero of Harlem Hit & Run, a murder mystery set during one week in November 1990 between two editions of the Journal, as a community bank fails. Harlem is a complex character in the story. So is Pearl. She is studying the Buddha's teaching as part of her martial arts training and finds herself in a Buddhist moment when, for instance, she has to decide whether or not to arm herself. She chants over Cecelia Miller when her friend is hit and killed by a car on 125th Street: "Remember all this fleeting world is a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, a flash of lightening in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."Her lover, a Harlem cop, hears her and asks her to lead his 28th Precinct police people in a meditation. About the AuthorAngela Dews started on a contemplative path in New Mexico's Southern Rockies on retreat from journalism, politics and government, and she has stopped her busyness to teach and write and practice. She chose Harlem after traveling as an Army brat through the segregated south and fleeing to Howard University and a summer at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Angela now practices and teaches at New York Insight Meditation Center, Harlem Insight, and as a mentor in the Buddhist Correspondence Course.
Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Dews, Angela
Publisher: Independently Published
Size: 9.02h x 5.98w x 0.50d
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