Hard White: On the Streets of New York Only One Color Matters

Hard White: On the Streets of New York Only One Color Matters

by Anthony Whyte, Shannon Holmes
     
 

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The streets are pitch black, but a different shade of darkness has engulfed the north Bronx neighborhood known as Edenwald. Sleepless nights, suspicion, and violence are plaguing the hood, all a result of rampant use of cocaine, known as "hard white" among residents. Two Edenwald residents, Melquan and Precious, have big dreams but must sever their ties to street

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The streets are pitch black, but a different shade of darkness has engulfed the north Bronx neighborhood known as Edenwald. Sleepless nights, suspicion, and violence are plaguing the hood, all a result of rampant use of cocaine, known as "hard white" among residents. Two Edenwald residents, Melquan and Precious, have big dreams but must sever their ties to street life in order to realize them. A story of triumph and tribulations, beating the odds, and nail-biting drama, this novel deftly unravels the story of two lives hang precariously over the crucible of hard white.

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Melquan has done it all in his 24 years, including pulling time at Rikers. Now released and assisted by trigger-happy Mike Copeland, Melquan sets about pushing their rivals out of the way and rule the North Bronx's drug game.Their main product is crack, or hard white, but Melquan likes his sex provided by main woman India. He's also a playa who can't resist hot times with Precious, a ride-or-die chick loyal to both gangsters. Nobody likes to be used, and only Mike has Melquan's back, or does he? Tough lessons show that for every action there's a reaction, and jealousy can lead to murder.Verdict Whyte's (Street Chic) novelization of a screenplay by Shannon White (Dirty Game) uses a panoramic technique shifting from situation to situation to paint a realistic portrait of life on the streets. Great street slang and steamy sex lift this work above average street lit titles. Rollie Welch, "The Word on the Street Lit", Booksmack! 10/21/10

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982541531
Publisher:
Augustus Publishing
Publication date:
08/24/2010
Pages:
265
Sales rank:
752,357
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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