One Foot In Love
A novel by Bil Wright
Rowtina Washington is devastated by her husband Turtle's death, until his spirit returns to her and rekindles their passionate bond. When the visits stop abruptly, Rowtina, confused and desperate for answers, is convinced to join the irrepressible Leave Him and Live Sisterhood. Osceola McQueen, the founder of the group, turns her own loss into a balm for the living. Lucy Antiglione, waitress-warrior, battles a punch happy husband, while Egyptia Nelson has her eye set on getting to the altar again. Nelda Battey, sharp tongued and irreverent, adamantly lives by her own definition of what it means to be a woman. Rowtina begins her journey with these women shattered by the loss of the man who taught her how to love. The Leave Him and Live Sisterhood stirs in her a hunger for life's possibilities.
Rivews For One Foot In Love
"The really good writers are telepathic. Bil Wright is one of them. He conveys rich images and lively dialogue. Incorporating the tradition of magical realism, he has penned a sparkling story of wit and insight that is ultimately inspiring."
- Persia Walker, author of Harlem Redux
"Crtitically acclaimed author Bil Wright has a talent for creating unforgettable characters and his latest literary contribution is no exception. In ONE FOOT IN LOVE, Bil Wright successfully weaves a deeply moving story filled with conflict and love of women who form an invaluable bond of friendship and help each other redefine their lives and their future.
- Books and Writers, Mid-South Tribune
"From the first page on, Wright paints a beautiful picture of ...loss and recovery. A testament to his poetic roots, his eloquent words flow effortlessly to create multi-dimensional characters and a storyline that moves along smoothly."
- Ivory M. Jones, Rolling Out magazine
"Ghost meets The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood in this engaging second novel... Wright's lively, compassionate character writing gives the novel a strong core to buttress his quiet but well-wrought protagonist."
- Publishers Weekly
"A creamy smooth mature novel that I could not help but to get caught up in. I loved it. [One Foot In Love is] the literary equivalent of slipping into a warm bath where the water is just the right temperature. Wright has proven to be a skilled writer with a wonderful sense of timing, deft, and graceful touch."
- 'Thumper,' The African American Literary Book Club