by Sukey HowardFebruary, 1999
Ava Johnson lived the high life in Atlanta for ten years, but that's over; Ava is HIV positive and on her way to San Francisco to live a different life, away from the judgmental eyes of her fancy, powerful friends. She stops to see her sister, who still lives in their out-of-the-way, all-black hometown in Michigan. There begins Pearl Cleage's charming, offbeat novel, What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day, which turns a story of impending tragedy into something that "looks like love if you catch it in the moonlight" -- that looks like and sounds like a wonderful, feisty, frank (if x-rated) love story. Be sure to catch this very appealing audio, read by its very appealing author, on any ordinary day.