Title Profile & Character Information

The Coldest Winter Ever

Annotation
Renowned hip-hop artist, political activist, and bestselling author Sister Souljah brings the streets of New York to life in a powerful and utterly unforgettable first novel.
I came busting into the world during one of New York's worst snowstorms, so my mother named me Winter. Ghetto-born, Winter is the young, wealthy daughter of a prominent Brooklyn drug-dealing family. Quick-witted, sexy, and business-minded, she knows and loves the streets like the curves of her own body. But when a cold Winter wind blows her life in a direction she doesn't want to go, her street smarts and seductive skills are put to the test of a lifetime. Unwilling to lose, this ghetto girl will do anything to stay on top.
Featuring a Special Collector's Edition Reader's Guide -- including an author Q&A, detailed character analyses, and the author's own remarks about the meaning of her story.

Characters
NameSantiaga, Winter
GenderFemale
TraitAfrican American

GenreCautionary tale
Coming of age
Fiction
Street lit
TopicsDrug trafficking
Family relationships
African Americans
Wealthy lifestyles
Fathers and daughters
Street life
Drug lords
Drug dealers
Anger
Materialism
Greed
Young women
SettingNew York