Fiction. This rowdy, irreverent novel explores relationships among a community of Black women--mothers and daughters, friends and lovers--who came to Detroit in the late 1950s to work the lines at the Ford Motor plant. "HER is a novel whose words refuse to be constrained by the boundaries of its pages. Like jazz that reaches out to both heart and gut...From a central core of strong women characters, Cherry Muhanji experiments and elaborates, playing variations, solos, and combinations up and down the register. Her creation is both eye-opening and sensual"--500 Great Books by Women.