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The long-anticipated sequel to Sister Souljah’s million copy New York Times bestseller The Coldest Winter Ever.
Winter Santiaga hit time served. Still stunning, still pretty, still bold, still loves her father more than any man in the world, still got her hustle and high fashion flow. She’s eager to pay back her enemies, rebuild her father’s empire, reset his crown, and ultimately to snatch Midnight back into her life no matter which bitch had him while she was locked up. But Winter is not the only one with revenge on her mind. Simone, Winter’s young business partner and friend, is locked and loaded and Winter is her target. Will she blow Winter’s head off? Can Winter dodge the bullets? Or will at least one bullet blast Winter into another world? Either way Winter is fearless. Hell is the same as any hood and certainly the Brooklyn hood she grew up in. That’s what Winter thinks.
A heartwarming, heart-burning, passionate, sexual, comical, and completely original adventure is about to happen in real time—raw, shocking, soulful, and shameless. True fans won’t let Winter travel alone on this amazing journey.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Sister Souljah launched her writing career with the searing coming-of-age story The Coldest Winter Ever, and now Winter Santiaga is back. Just released from prison, the street-tough hustler is clear about what she wants: her own reality show, a full-length mink, freedom for her drug-dealing father, and revenge against all her enemies, in this life or the next. Souljah takes her heroine on a wild, surreal ride literally through hell and back, and it’s all told with her bracingly raw and poetic writing style. Just like Winter herself, Life After Death has depth, beauty, and an unbreakable spirit. It’s a passionate, powerful saga of family, love, and faith.
Souljah's mystical, uneven sequel to The Coldest Winter Ever picks up with Winter Santiaga leaving prison after 15 years, having taken the fall for a hustler boyfriend's drug dealing. Her release is captured on a reality TV show developed for her, as is her murder; she is shot by friend-turned-nemesis Simone, after Simone finds out how much Winter would profit from the show compared to her and other women from the neighborhood. Winter ends up in the underworld, otherwise named the Last Stop Before the Drop, where she lives a twisted version of the life she'd led before ending up in prison. In a series of strange and winding events, Winter becomes romantically involved with a number of biblically and Quran-inspired men who, just like she'd experienced in her past life, end up mistreating her. She begins to think back on her past with her father, whom she adores, and is able to observe the life of her first love, who is now married with a family. When she meets the souls of unborn children, they tell her she must reflect on her life if she wants to leave the underworld. While Winter's digressive interior monologue can be hard to follow, Souljah's saga is conceptually imaginative. The author's diehard fans will appreciate this.
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Wasn’t what I thought
The book would be and the beginning started off real slow but picked up more as you read. The twist of the story really makes you think of you’re own life and the wrongs and rights that we all may have to answer to one day, overall I enjoyed the read and the spin off from the first Novel “The Coldest winter ever”. Sister Souljah makes you open up your mind on a deeper spiritual level when it comes to life and death.
I couldn’t stop reading...
It was completely different but everything that I needed without even thinking about it. I’m glad I took the time!
Unexpected, yet, POWERFUL message!
After 20 years, fans have anticipated the culmination of the Winter Santiaga story. Although the setting of the story is unexpected, the message is undeniably powerful. Anyone who is familiar with Sista Soulja before she became an author should not be surprised by a powerful message woven through her work! I encourage all Sista Soulja fans to read until the end. She’s laying gems of wisdom at the feet of young women who idolize certain lifestyles and food for thought to all those who think they are doing ‘better than most’ and think they are above reaching a tragic outcome but also hope to folks who may feel they are beyond mercy. Don’t sleep on this book because of the entitlement of others who feel they should have a say-so in the creative works of an artist. This book is dope, creative, different, deep and well written. This book is a mirror! Thought provoking to say the least. 💯