Blind Man and the Queen
a politics of black love novel - 3
G. Dan Buford
Set in 1980s New York City and three fictional Upstate New York college campuses, the novel’s action centers around Hope Kendall who is tasked with a mission to track down suspected terrorist Manny Davenport, whom she fell for when they first met in 1985.
Clearing his name and completing the mission proves difficult as she is obstructed by allies who believe love cannot exist unless one’s power is firmly established.
The novel details the alliances people form and the pride they must abandon in order to not go to war against each other.
A toast to 1980s music and fashion, the changing ethos when synthesized beats and style propelled urban youth culture into the mainstream, and the political awakening that came from being campus activists, the offspring of 1960s radicals.