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Street Players

Donald Goines

ISBN 9780758294630
Publish Date 6/24/2014
Format Trade Paperback
Categories Fiction, Holloway House Classics

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

Another page-turning, bullet-riddled slice of life and death from Donald Goines, the godfather of urban lit. . .

With ice in his veins and a stable of women to keep his money rolls thick and plenty, Earl the Black Pearl has every intention of staying at the top of the brutal empire he created. But when someone starts picking off his crew, all hell is about to break loose--because Earl isn't letting anyone threaten what he's worked so hard to build. With the streets about to blow up into a violent free-for-all, Earl knows what he has to do--get the enemy or die trying. . .

"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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