(From the publisher):
From the publisher
Selah Wells takes on lovers to deal with the stresses in her life. She feels most alive under the touch of new hands. But she's married to a minister in the church, and as the old adage goes, secrets done in the dark will come to the light.
Selah and Parker met in college when love and sexual exploration were fresh for both of them. After the loss of their only child challenges their marriage, Parker turns away from their sexual passion and immerses himself in the work of God. Selah, who was young and felt unequipped to make decisions about the daughter she lost, now harbors bitterness toward her husband, her grandmother, and God. She looks for salvation through sex and in her photography of nude black men.
Interweaving scenes from Selah's adult life and moments from her childhood -- spent in a lively housing project where she learned things beyond her years -- Adams deftly depicts Selah's journey. As her grandmother succumbs to a prescription-drug addiction and Alzheimer's disease, Selah's latest lover, Peter, tries to get her to confront her fear and anger during their lovemaking. Unable to give up the regrets that have fueled her behavior all these years, Selah resists Peter's efforts. But when she is pushed to the emotional brink by an unexpected turn of events, she must finally face her past and begin to make peace with God, Parker, herself, and the little girl she lost.
Original title: Selah's Bed
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction