What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Title: What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day
Author: Pearl Cleage
A highly praised debut novel by an African-American playwright and essayist follows Ava Johnson’s discovery that she is HIV positive and her journey back to her sleepy North Michigan hometown, where she manages to find new love.
In a remarkable debut novel that sizzles with sensuality, crackles with life-affirming energy and moves the reader to laughter and tears, author Pearl Cleage creates a world rich in character, human drama, and deep, compassionate understanding.
After a decade of luxe living in Atlanta, Ava Johnson has returned to tiny Idlewild, Michigan—her fabulous career and power plans smashed to bits on one dark truth: Ava has tested positive for HIV. Bur rather than a sorrowful end, her homecoming is a new beginning. Because, in the ten-plus years since she left, all the problems of the big city have invaded the sleepy community of her childhood. Because dear friends and family sorely need her help in the face of impending trouble and tragedy, and Ava cannot turn her back on them. And because, most importantly, Ava Johnson is inexplicabley and undeniably falling in love.