June, Chapters 1 and 2* Ava Johnson is a single black woman whose successful business and social life have been devastated by her diagnosis of being HIV positive. * Ava has lived in Atlanta for ten years and enjoyed the benefits of being a successful black woman in a city known for its opportunities. * As a hair salon owner, Ava has moved in the circle of people who appreciate style and will pay to possess it. * Unfortunately, promiscuity is one of the facets of that lifestyle; Ava dislikes this part of her life, not only for the ultimate risk of her health, but also for the less-than-satisfying string of intimate encounters that she is forced to recall. * Ava sells her salon and plans to move to San Francisco, with a stop on the way to spend time with her sister, Joyce, in Michigan. * Joyce's mental and emotional state has been precarious...
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