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Released in 1996, with an amazing live version on the single of the hit, “One Of Us.” The song was pre-Blue Lines, when I first had the seed or idea that I wanted to write a manuscript, but prior to the events that allowed me to write this book. The song, however, was part of my playlists when I did begin the work, both in the unrelated original 5 page draft (where it fit a male protagonist better), and then in writing the real version of Blue Lines.


The manuscript Blue Lines is the fictional coming of age narrative of a young California woman Key Yemaya Walker, and her 2 year growing journey through school, love, and life period piece, written by Kenneth Suffern, Jr., taking place at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between the years of 1997 – 1998. Loosely based on true events, and experiences during that time, told through the eyes and voice of the main female protagonist, a freshman first attending the school.