G. Dan Buford grew up in New York City and has spent many years residing in other parts of the country. Though he hopes this new novel is well-received, he is still weighing the differences in writing in obscurity versus infamy.
The Buford Novels are not sequential. The timelines are all over the place and each novel addresses different topics.
You can read book 3 - Blind Man and the Queen - without having read the first two books.
Each novel in the series focuses on a particular aspect of Black Love: personal, social, socio-political, institutional, political and spiritual.
Book 1: My Baby's Father (March 1996)
Book 2: Separate But Equal (October 2010)
Book 3: Blind Man and the Queen (June 2019)
Blind Man and the Queen details the alliances people form and the pride they must abandon in order to not go to war against each other. The novel is 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.
SEPARATE BUT EQUAL: Are you an Artist or a Racist?
A tragic incident has a rippling effect on a community of friends: a famous, well-respected artist changes his views on race; another goes in search of his own artistic voice; and the gulf widens between two women who pledged sisterhood for life