The Itch: A Novel (Paperback)

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“[A] nuanced, Edith Wharton-style treatment of the upper reaches of black society…[Little] is an arbiter of that insular world.” —The Washington Post

Abra Lewis Dixon is the envy of the fashionable, professional women of her well-heeled social circle. She leads a charmed life—having attended all the right schools, married the right man, and started a successful film production company with her best friend, Natasha Coleman—and seems like an ambassador from the world of perfection. It is only when her impeccable marriage turns suddenly shaky that her utopia is left in pieces…

About the Author

Benilde Little  is the bestselling author of the novels Good Hair (selected as one of the ten best books of 1996 by the Los Angeles Times), The Itch, Acting Out, and Who Does She Think She Is? A former reporter for People and senior editor at Essence, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband. Follower her on Twitter and Instagram @BenildeLittle and read her blog, Welcome to My Breakdown, at

Praise For…

Veronica Chambers Newsweek Little has a talent for the comedy of manners.

Brad Berry Jr. The Philadelphia Tribune The Itch is a witty and cerebral portrayal of young African Americans who seem to have it all and the turmoil that ensues when they fail to pinpoint the causes of their individual angst.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780684854304
ISBN-10: 0684854309
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: June 9th, 1999
Pages: 288
Language: English