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Genre: Contemporary/African American
Release Date: July 5, 2016
Other Side is a riveting psychological tale set in the New York City metropolitan area. The themes are viewed through the experiences of Jordan Baros a young middle-class African American attorney. The title Other Side is an attempt to explore the duality of personality, character, and actions of people. Jordan faces his conflicts and value propositions through four relationships that are juxtaposed and contradictory. His pursuit of validation and truth is explored through his mother, wife, mistress and a sex worker. The anecdotes from each encapsulate a broad perspective of political and social issues in a multicultural society. Jordan’s journey and the women’s stories of relationship struggle and maturation provide the platform for all the characters development.
Ray Hollar-Gregory, Esq. was born in Newark, New Jersey and attended schools in Montclair, New Jersey. After college, he attended law school and worked in various corporate legal positions prior to specializing in healthcare as an attorney and ultimately a business executive. Always socially progressive he transitioned from the practice of law to become the Executive Director of New York City’s Health and Hospital’s Medicaid program (MetroPlus) for disadvantaged health recipients. Presently he is a college professor teaching legal and business courses as part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system. He has published in academic journals and written many winning legal briefs and memos. This is his first novel.