Summary: A black woman banker is torn between her ambition to succeed professionally and her loyalty to other blacks. The protagonist is Esther Jackson, operations manager for a downtown Los Angeles bank. The events take place in the aftermath of the Rodney King riots. By the author of Your Blues Ain't Like Mine.
Synopsis copyright Fiction Digest Brothers and Sisters is set in the white-hot center of racially troubled Los Angeles, still healing ...show morefrom the deep scars of riot, violence, and suspicion. At the story's heart is Esther Jackson, an African-American who has built a promising career at a downtown bank. When a black man is hired as a senior vice-president, Esther is heartened -- until his interest in a white officer at the bank percolates into sexual harassment. Esther is forced to choose between commitment to the friend who is being harassed and loyalty to a person of her own race. When a looting of bank accounts creates suspicions along racial lines, Esther must rethink her life even further, and her vision of the American dream. ...show less