Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx


Super Savings Item! Save 39% on the Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx by Scribner at SADC Network. MPN: 9780743254434. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour.In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances—Jessica’s dizzying infatuation


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This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour.In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances—Jessica’s dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco’s first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar—Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty.Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations—as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation—LeBlanc slips behind the cold statistics and sensationalism and comes back with a riveting, haunting, and true story.

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Brand:
Scribner
Manufacturer:
Scribner
Category:
Regional U.S.
MPN:
9780743254434
Release Date:
2004-02-10
EAN:
9780743254434
ISBN:
0743254430
Edition:
31567th
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Author:
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication Date:
2004-02-10
Binding:
Paperback
Item Weight:
0.85 pounds
Item Size:
1.2 x 8.44 x 5.5 inches
Package Weight:
0.6 pounds
Package Size:
5.4 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches

 


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