What You Owe Me by Bebe Moore Campbell, available in both audiocasette and book format. Hours of juicy listening to a story of epic proportions following the effects through three generations of the sins of the mothers, fathers, and society before them.
Sometimes banal, but more often engrossing, What You Owe Me gives us a balanced portrait of human nature and the races and cultures within it. Bebe Moore Campbell is particularly strong on motivation–and that’s why all the side-stories are so important–they help the reader understand why people do what would otherwise seem unthinkable.
Campbell draws aside the curtain of steotypes and sets a few of them free once seen clearly.