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Animal
     

Animal

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by K'wan, K'wan Foye
 

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K’wan, one of this generation’s most talented and gritty writers, delivers his bloodiest story yet. ANIMAL follows the infamous fugitive from K’wan’s best-known Hood Rat Series on a revenge mission from the rugged streets of Puerto Rico to the scene of the original crime, Harlem, NY.

"One bullet changed everything."

Three years after

Overview

K’wan, one of this generation’s most talented and gritty writers, delivers his bloodiest story yet. ANIMAL follows the infamous fugitive from K’wan’s best-known Hood Rat Series on a revenge mission from the rugged streets of Puerto Rico to the scene of the original crime, Harlem, NY.

"One bullet changed everything."

Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime, Harlem, NY.

Throughout his entire time in exile the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci, but one bullet changed everything.

When his enemies tried to murder Gucci they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all.

While Gucci teeters between life and death Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets...there would be no more innocents.

Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem with the end result revealing one great truth....he is only a small piece in a much greater puzzle.

Editorial Reviews

Street Literature

A must-read for all street lit fans. This is street lit at its best.

— Vanessa Morris

Street Literature - Vanessa Morris
A must-read for all street lit fans. This is street lit at its best.
From the Publisher
VOTED ONE OF THE FIVE BEST STREET LIT NOVELS OF 2012 – Library Journal

A must-read for all street lit fans. This is street lit at its best.

Library Journal
K’wan’s epic “Hood Rat” series (Eviction Notice; Welfare Wifeys) about life and death on the Harlem streets focuses this time on Animal, a rapper-turned-killer whom everyone thought had been murdered. The streets are tense as the crews of King James and Shai Clark sense a major gang war is set to erupt. Cruising on the perimeter is Animal, the vicious killer who is waiting to take revenge on the shooter who tried to kill his woman, Gucci. The author displays his writing chops by deftly constructing classic gritty scenes of torture; ruthless execution-style killings; and, of course since this is top-of-the-line street lit, several wild sex scenes. Animal shows no mercy and confides to an associate, “What does not kill me will kill them.” Indeed. VERDICT K’wan’s ear for street slang remains sharp as his major and secondary characters spring to life. He ends his twisty intricate plot with a stunner on the very last page. K’wan is the man for urban fiction, and his fans will be clamoring for this one.

(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781936399253
Publisher:
Cash Money Content
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
24,567
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.08(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author


    In 2002 K’wan hit the scene with his debut novel Gangsta, under Triple Crown Publications. It was the first novel released by the budding house and would eventually become the building block for what is now a multimillion dollar company. What started as a therapeutic release went on to become a part of urban-lit history and an Essence bestseller, as well as drawing rave reviews overseas.

    After penning his second novel, Road Dawgz (2003), K’wan drew the attention of St. Martin’s press. The literary powerhouse quickly signed K’wan to a multi-book deal, the first of which being Street Dreams (2004). In 2008 he received the Black Author of the year award from Black Press Radio for the novella Blow.

    K’wan’s titles also include Hoodlum (2005), Eve (2006), Hood Rat (2006), Flexin & Sexin: Sexy street tales vol. 1 (2007), Blow: A G-unit novella (2007), Still Hood (2007), Gutter (2008), Section 8 (2009), Flirt: An anthology (2009), From Harlem with Love: A short (2010), The Leak: A Hood Rat Short (2010) Welfare Wifeys (2010), Gangland (2011) and Eviction Notice (2011). K’wan is also the author of several dark fantasy novels written under a pseudonym.

    Since his insertion into the publishing world K’wan has been featured in Vibe, Pages, King, Felon, Big News, The Library Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Press, Clutch and most notably Time Magazine, to name a few. He was also interviewed by MTV News for a feature on Hip-Hop fiction, and a guest on Power 105’s morning show as well as NPR (national public radio). In addition to being an accomplished author, K’wan is also a motivational speaker, mentor to at risk children and the C.E.O of Black Dawn, Inc.

    K’wan currently resides in New Jersey where he is working on his next novel. Please visit his website: www.Kwanfoye.com

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    Animal: A Hood Rat Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Couldnt put my nook down . Very gd book cant wait for the second part
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Hands down this is the best read of the year! Many questions were answered, and I can't wait for the next book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    K'wan has delivered another 5 star banger!!!!! Animal was well worth the wait..... GRILLZ UP haterz down #TEAMK'WAN #TEAMANIMAL
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book was amazing. Waiting for the next one
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Finished in one day...Animal is the best character to come out of these books.Could not wait to read more.. but i must say as always it left me hanging, wanting more..
    Anonymous 1 days ago
    Can't wait to read part 4
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Great read full of twist and turns, I love the way the author connected the characters.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    loved it! amazing story line and great imagery
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Do you have Sword Art Online? Respond to Kirito.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Purrs
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    A bck she cat padded in. "Hi, Clover!" She pirred.
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    Shrieks in pleasure
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    Kisses her back letting wrapping his arms around her
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    K'Wan has done it again. Just finished Animal II and i read it over 2 days. You will not be disappointed in this series.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Everyone needs to read this and all Kwan books.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    The book got off to a slow start to me but got better at the end. I can't wait to read part two. Getting ready to start now!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Waits
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Aww man this book is really a hit ! The type of book you just can't put down . Every page is intriguing and keeps you wanting more ! Should make it a movie...
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This author keeps it coming. The ending is a cliff hanger. I can't wait for the next installment
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    She growled at Wispkit
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Youve done many things.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Alright.