- Shifting Through Neutral
- Aug 2004
- Genre: New Author
- Awards Won for book: New Author of the Year: 2004 - Bridgett Davis
- Book Description:
"Set in Detroit between 1967 and 1980, this lively coming of age tale rocks with the sounds of Stevie Wonder, whose own mother serves as one of the card playing supporting characters. Rae Dodson has no regrets about sleeping on the backof her slowly dying father, JD, a General Motors assembly line worker suffering from hypertension and granted disability at age 36, until she is forced, at age nine, to sleep in her own bedroom. The reader braces for the worst, but Davis opts for the high road as she explores the father and dauighter's almost symbiotic relationship, contrasting it with the distant one Rae has with her troubled mother."