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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read
“50 Most Impactful Black Books Of The Last 50 Years” —Essence
Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.
I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.
Featuring a Special Collector’s Edition Reader’s Guide—including an author Q&A, detailed character analyses, and the author’s own remarks about the meaning of her story.
About the Author
Sister Souljah, bestselling author of Life After Death, is best known for her work as a political activist and educator of underclass urban youth. A graduate of Rutgers University, she is a beloved personality in her own community. She lives in New York with her husband and son.
"Sister Souljah is the #1 author of the hip-hop generation."
-- Sean "P. Diddy" Combs
"Compelling...tugs at the emotions."
-- Chicago Sun-Times
"Real and raw.... If a rap song could be a novel, it might resemble the coldest winter ever."
"Real and raw."