Streets of New York: The Complete Series Box Set

Overview


(Volume 1)

Streets Of New York Volume 1 takes readers into the turbulent lives of Promise, Squeeze, Show, and Pooh, four young men from the rough-and-tumble streets of Brook-nam. Big, brash, and bold, the four are modern-day gangstas who take the law into their own hands, helping to rid the ‘hood of derelicts by jacking drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. Getting rid of the trash has honed their skills in the urban sports of robbery, jooksing, and jacking, and the gang is good at what they do. But is cleaning ...

See more details below
Paperback
$18.33
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$24.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (16) from $14.53   
  • New (13) from $14.53   
  • Used (3) from $18.32   
Sending request ...

Overview


(Volume 1)

Streets Of New York Volume 1 takes readers into the turbulent lives of Promise, Squeeze, Show, and Pooh, four young men from the rough-and-tumble streets of Brook-nam. Big, brash, and bold, the four are modern-day gangstas who take the law into their own hands, helping to rid the ‘hood of derelicts by jacking drug dealers, pimps, and prostitutes. Getting rid of the trash has honed their skills in the urban sports of robbery, jooksing, and jacking, and the gang is good at what they do. But is cleaning up the neighborhood what it’s really all about, or have they begun to enjoy the thrill of the hunt just a little too much? When is enough, enough? A true coming-of-age urbanthology, these funny and exciting stories land the reader deep in Gotham’s gritty underbelly.

(Volume 2)

The first installment in this exciting series followed Promise, Squeeze, and Show as they robbed, whored, and fought their way to adulthood on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Now, it’s a year later. Promise is trying to get out of the gangsta life, but the streets have a powerful call. Squeeze and Show are making out like bandits with their hot new nightclub, the Brooklyn Café. Grindin’ in the streets is no longer an option, but trouble still follows the pair like heat on a sunny day. Staying cool with the cops and the city requires flexing a lot of street muscle, and they’ve got too much invested to not use every weapon in their arsenal. Envious of their success, Promise returns to claim what he believes he’s owed, causing a rift within the gang — a rift so wide that it sets off a war, leaving the participants reeling with deadly losses.

(Volume 3)

In the trilogy’s previous entry, jealousy ignited long-simmering tensions between Promise, Squeeze, and Show, leading to an all-out gang war. Streets Of New York Volume 3 finds the neighborhood reeling from the pain of losing a son and brother to gang violence, yet still, the mayhem continues. The lives of best friends hang in the balance. Regrets abound, but suspicions linger. Bonds are tested and covers blown. Those not from the streets must watch their backs or risk the wrath of street justice. As the novel races to a dramatic close, the fate of an entire family is up in the air. Coauthored by hip-hop lit heavyweights Erick Gray, Mark Anthony, and Anthony Whyte, and with a powerful foreword by Treasure Blue, the “Uncle of Urban Lit,” Streets of New York Volume 3 is a satisfying finale to an action-packed, unforgettable saga.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935883395
  • Publisher: Augustus Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/11/2014
  • Pages: 850
  • Sales rank: 434,886
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Shannon Holmes:

Mr. Holmes is the most anticipated author in the industry; his freshman novel B-More Careful was an immediate cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies in its first six months of publication and continues to sell today as though it was just released. Shannon's second novel, Badgirlz, was published under the Atria imprint of Simon and Schuster, making him one of the first Street Lit authors to land a deal with a major publisher. On the back end of it all, Shannon has also dealt with two of the most successful and influential women in the Urban Fiction market. He was the first author to be published by Teri Woods—igniting the fire for B-More Careful in 2001—and he aided Vickie Stringer in the launch of Triple Crown Publications.

Erick S Gray-

Some of the greatest things invented happened so by accident and so was Erick Gray's writing career. An avid reader and closet writer for years, Gray got his start in this genre when he handed his first manuscript to Carl Weber, a book store owner at the time. Carl passed his work on and soon after Erick became a published author. That was a decade ago and Erick Gray continues to hold his place as a writer to be contended with in the urban fiction genre. With the release of his first novel, Booty Call, Erick showed what a well-crafted story, developed characters and good editing was all about. Since then Erick has released six other novels including a sequel to his critically acclaimed Booty Call.

Mark Anthony:

During the late 90's—at a time when there were only two (2) other publicly known gritty urban tales available on the market—when the traditional and major publishers were ignoring this budding genre of Street Fiction, Trendsettaz Entertainment was formed and Mark hit the streets with his self-published book entitled, Urban Massacre, which would later be changed to Paper Chasers. Though the production of these books was not quality and they were falling apart, he managed to successfully sell it to the public. Having survived the growing pains of the publishing industry, he would go on to build QBoro Books, which now manages over 30 authors and is one of the top publishers of urban fiction today. Later he would merge with Urban Books—who has major distribution through Kensington, a deal that separates him from all other urban book publishing companies—as well as ink deals with G-Unit Books. And to add to his long resume of success in this industry he is looking to produce films in the near future.

Anthony Whyte:

Anthony Whyte is an Essence best selling author and founder of Augustus Publishing and Street Literature Review Magazine the voice of Hip Hop literature. Mr. Whyte is a highly respected and renowned author in the Hip Hop fiction genre. His list of published works includes: Ghetto Girls, Ghetto Girls Too, Ghetto Girls 3: Soo Hood, the Streets of New York series and Blackout based on the BET and Paramount Pictures film. Mr. Whyte’s titles combined have sold more than 175,000 copies nationwide. He currently is working on his next novel, Street Chic. He’s a former military officer and spent over ten years in the US army. He was a social worker for the Department of Social Services for New York City’s Child Protective services. Whyte graduated from Lehman College in the Bronx and is an outstanding member of the Tuesday Night Writers’ Workshop, conducted by Susan Shapiro and NYU School of Continuing Education.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)