When Desiree Washington ventures into the darkly glittering world of legendary singer Bebe Jones, she gets more than just a job. She gets a family in crisis, a diva meltdown, and a head full of stitches...
The Unraveling of Bebe Jones revolves around the rich and famous Jones family and the people who work for them as they cope through an array of personal dramas. The story begins at the height of the Global Financial Crisis, when 23-year-old Desiree Washington lands a job with her idol, legendary R&B singer Bebe Jones. Desiree quickly discovers that the outwardly perfect Bebe is in fact a troubled and lonely diva reeling from a career in decline and a marriage in tatters, and that behind all the money, glamor and fame, there are skeletons in the family closet. Throughout all of this Desiree seeks support from her best friend Sean Minton, an aspiring music producer who hails from the insulated world of New York’s black elite burdened with secrets of his own. Rounding out the cast are Bebe's husband, Magnus Chadwick, a British hedge fund manager who cares more about money than family; her disgruntled household staff -- all with strange ties to Bebe; and her children, brave casualties of their mother's nightmare.
Rojé Augustin is a native New Yorker currently living in Sydney with her husband and two daughters. This after a three-year stint in London. So she is officially an ex-pat. Her husband is Australian, which is why she’s way the heck down under in the first place. She began her career as an editorial assistant at the New York Daily News, writing pieces for the lifestyle insert BET Weekend Magazine. She then moved to television, first at CBS New Productions where she cut her teeth on hour-long documentaries for cable, then to 20/20 with Barbara Walters and John Stossel, Primetime with Diane Sawyer and Good Morning America Weekend Edition as a writer and producer. She also freelanced for The Tyra Banks Show and E! She has recently begun developing television series in Sydney. Rojé has studied in both Paris and London and she is a graduate of Columbia University. Despite spending most of her professional life in television, which Rojé loves, she always returns to writing. The Unraveling of Bebe Jones is her first novel.