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"Yale Alum Killed in Drug House." Robert Peace was only thirty when he was shot and killed in Newark in 2011, less than a decade after he graduated from Yale University with a degree in biochemistry. In this book, Jeff Hobbs, his college roommate for four years, writes with acute perceptiveness about his friend, a brilliant student who had seemed to escape his childhood in a crime-ridden urban slum, but hadn't. The Short & Tragic Life of Robert Peace is a heartfelt, poignant celebration of a gifted, giving young man who died tragically, but it is something more, lending readers a unique view into the double lives that many poor people feel impelled to lead. A Discover Great New Writers selection; editor's recommendation.