Cheaters (Paperback)

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Known as a writer whose stories “balanced romance, scandal, and a considerable amount of heart” (A.V. Club), New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey fearlessly explores how bad even good people can sometimes behave in the game of love....

Stephan loves ’em and leaves ’em, just like his dad. Chanté thinks she’s found her dream man—until his wife and kids come banging on her door. Jake is a player—left with bad dreams he just can’t shake. Darnell is true to his wife...but the temptation’s getting tougher every day. Tammy is caught between the man she loves, and the woman he’s promised to. And while Karen lectures her friends about fooling around, she may not live up to her own high standards....

This is the world of Eric Jerome Dickey. It’s heart-wrenching and hilarious, smart and soulful, and as honest and recognizable as your own—and that of everyone who never loved you back.

About the Author

Eric Jerome Dickey (1961–2021) was the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of twenty-nine novels, as well as a six-issue miniseries of graphic novels featuring Storm (X-Men) and the Black Panther. His novel Sister, Sister was honored as one of Essence’s “50 Most Impactful Black Books of the Last 50 Years,” and A Wanted Woman won the NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work in 2014. His most recent novels include The BlackbirdsFinding GideonBad Men and Wicked WomenBefore We Were WickedThe Business of Lovers, and The Son of Mr. Suleman

Praise For…

Praise for Eric Jerome Dickey and Cheaters

“Wonderfully written...more than just a good beach read.”—Washington Post Book World

“What gives the book a compelling edge is the characters’ self-discovery...Thankfully, Dickey goes beyond the ‘men are dogs and women are victims’ stereotype.”—USA Today

“Raw, street-savvy humor.”—Publishers Weekly

“As the title suggests, this is a book about dawgs. Not dogs, but d-a-w-g-s. Cheatin’, lyin’, no good, no-‘count, dirty lowdown mendawgs and womendawgs…You can’t read Cheaters without becoming an active participant. You easily find yourself turning a page, shaking your head, and tsk-tsking.”—Los Angeles Times

“Cheaters not only makes readers examine their own behavior but keeps them laughing while doing so.”—Library Journal

“His storytelling skills are first-rate.”—Detroit Free Press

“Wrenching emotion…he draws a tragic, romantic picture of love as both a panacea and a curse, an unavoidably painful pleasure.”—Durham Herald-Sun

“A generous helping of humor and a distinctly male viewpoint.”—Atlanta Journal and Constitution

“Dickey’s fourth novel easily fulfills the expectations created by his earlier work and introduces a fresh sobriety to his talent for dialogue and character…smoothly done.”—Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780451203007
ISBN-10: 0451203003
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: May 1st, 2001
Pages: 368
Language: English