Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 31, 2001
Featuring: Venus Johnson
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Venus Johnston has a
great job, a beautiful home, and a loving live-in boyfriend
Clint, who happens to be a drop-dead gorgeous doctor. She
also has a
weekly beauty-parlor date with Tina, who keeps her long,
slick and straight. Ever since childhood, the tedious hours
salon and harsh, burning chemicals have grated on Venus, and
increasingly, she dreams of cutting off her beautiful “good”
her boyfriend keeps balking at commitment, and the thought
hour at the salon is just too much, Venus decides to give it
it. She trades in the long hair for a dramatically short,
and sends Clint packing. It’s a bold declaration of
one that has effects she never could have imagined. With wit,
resilience, and a lot of determination, Venus finally learns
happiness is...on her own terms. It’s a delicious story told
and humor—a novel that marks the debut of a fresh new voice in
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