JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Saleem Little, author of Crying For Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story
Every woman faces her own individual heartache at some point or another in her life. Whether it is dealing with the jaded feelings of lost love, the misuse of an abusive man, the disappointment and embarrassment of divorce, or the financial woes of being a single mother; all women must survive some personal tragedy in their lives.
In this gripping tale of lost souls, misguided teens, rapists, bastardized children, disease, human trafficking and abuse; three women’s lives are tested, nearly torn apart, and then tied together by one motivating force…their wills to survive.
After Sasha’s father dies from a heroin overdose and her mother gives her up for adoption, she is quickly lost to the allures of the street life: drugs, sex, and money. Infatuated with men older than her years, she lies to them about her age so they will sleep with her, uses fake IDs to get into clubs, and eventually inherits the burdens of being a single, teen mother with an ailment she must live with forever.
Denise s life is scarred by dysfunctional men, drug use, divorce and a mother’s agony of dealing with a rebellious child. Since her first divorce, Denise’s been caring for her two sons alone. From sacrificing for their sakes to spending sleepless nights waiting for them to return safely from the streets, Denise faces a mother s ultimate pain when her son becomes a suspect in a murder.
Amina is a poor girl from South Africa. Like so many children in her village, her parents have passed away from AIDS. She is forced to care for her brothers and sisters alone at the age of fourteen. Enticed by a friend to come work for her friends in Norway, Amina soon finds herself in a brothel being forced to prostitute by brutal traffickers.
See how six degrees of separation ties the lives of these three women together in this spell bounding novel by Saleem Little.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Crying For Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story?
Saleem Little: I stumbled across a few startling facts and some data that gave me some insight into a problem that I wasn’t too familiar with. When I Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Saleem Little, author of Crying For Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story