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Black Gangster

Donald Goines

ISBN 9780758294616
Publish Date 2/25/2014
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Holloway House Classics, Fiction

"The voice of the ghetto itself." --The Village Voice

Raw and true to the street, no one portrays the underground like the godfather of urban lit Donald Goines.

Trapped in jail for a petty crime, Prince hatches a scheme from his cell to make it big. Once Ruby, the only woman worthy of his brutal ambition, joins him on the outside, they take down Detroit one hustle at a time. Dealers, pimps, police and politicians--in the blink of an eye the hood is theirs. Now, the only thing certain is the cold hard truth of the streets--because with enemies waiting behind every corner, there's only one way to stay on top of the world. . .

"He lived by the code of the streets and his books vividly recreated the street jungle and its predators." --New Jersey Voice

About Donald Goines:

Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.

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