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“Expressed with immeasurable depth, Buddington captures in Boroughs Apart the emotion of this present era noted for social messiness and peppered with the social media anonymity. But don’t be mistaken, Buddington’s stories are not solely engorged with relationship fluff, nor are they entangled in the idea that love always ends happily, although, regardless of the outcomes of her many stories, there is always a ‘happy ending,’ even in the face of emotional adversity. This is her beauty.
Buddington’s literary voice is further strengthened in this ambitious 2015 novella. She has written a plethora of enticing stories, but this novella is special. There is an accuracy in her descriptions and a measurable honesty in her feelings and voice. It’s visual. It’s heartfelt. It’s familiar. Boroughs Apart is more experimental than her previous works, vibing on being a virtual time-driven maze of sorts; the well-known unknown. She has presented the theme of unrequited love reincarnated as a present day passion mirroring unrelenting love from a generation past. Yes, it is a complicated story but comfortably and simply well crafted.” —Joe Beckett, Reviewer
“As someone who has been following Erica’s blog for a while, as well as someone who has been a fan of her poetry for years, I came to this book with a certain set of expectations–and she met them all!
The story is your classic love triangle with a nuanced “brown sugar/love jones” vibe to it. Erica allows us into the heads of these different characters in such a way that it is sometimes difficult to know who you should be rooting for as a reader. They are all so real, their motivations grounded in what is not only possible but highly probable when it comes to human interaction. By the time I reached the middle of the book, you could not have pried me away from the story.
Not only is this an excellent literary debut, it is also a notice to lovers of contemporary African-American fiction that a new voice is officially on the scene.” —Ran Walker, Author of “B-Sides and Remixes”