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De'Shawn Charles Winslow

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De'Shawn Charles Winslow

De’Shawn Charles Winslow was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and in 2003 moved to Brooklyn, New York. He is a 2017 graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and holds a BFA in creative writing and an MA in English literature from Brooklyn College. He has received scholarships from the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. De’Shawn lives in East Harlem.

De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Books by De'Shawn Charles Winslow

by De'Shawn Charles Winslow - Fiction

Azalea "Knot" Centre is determined to live life as she pleases. The neighbors' gossip won't keep her from what she loves best: cheap moonshine, 19th-century literature and the company of men. But Knot is starting to learn that her freedom comes at a high price. Ostracized from her relatives and cut off from her hometown, Knot turns to her neighbor, Otis Lee Loving, in search of some semblance of family and home. A lifelong fixer, Otis Lee is determined to steer his friends and family away from decisions that will cause them heartache and ridicule. But while he is busy trying to fix Knot’s life, Otis Lee finds himself powerless to repair the many troubles within his own family, as the long-buried secrets of his troubled past begin to come to light.