Delores Phillips was born in Georgia. She is a graduate of Cleveland State University and works as a nurse in a facility for abused women and children in Cleveland. This is her first novel.
'Filled with grand plot events and clearly identifiable villains and victims ... lush with detail and captivating with its story of racial tension and family violence.' Washington Post Book World 'Phillips's depiction of white racism and violence...give this work a depth and dimension not often characteristic of a first novel. Strongly recommended.' Library Journal (starred review) 'Using a large cast of powerfully drawn characters, Phillips captures life in a town that serves as a microcosm of a world on the brink of change.' Publishers Weekly