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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.
Life after death
It was very interesting to read. I hope there will be more.
Teaches us to value life and live right.
Life After Death
I loved this book. It showed Winter’s growth. In life we all show have physical, mental, and spiritual growth. This was a good book.