Crooked Out of Compton

Crooked Out of Compton

by Ron L. Dowell
Crooked Out of Compton

Crooked Out of Compton

by Ron L. Dowell


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Crooked Out of Compton illuminates the lives of people Frank O’ Connor called “submerged population groups.” The book serves as a reminder in this era of retrograde discourse that many American institutions have failed to live up to their promises, and the plot will thicken once basic protections and service levels are curtailed or eliminated together by the threat of autocratic regimes. Many Americans oppose hard reality and seek to escape it by any means, including but not limited to conspiracy theories, alcohol, and other drugs. Stories in Crooked will remind the reader of work still undone and point to some consequences when society denies or obfuscates the goal of freedom for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781960018625
Publisher: Running Wild Press
Publication date: 09/02/2024
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ron lives in the hills above the Port of Los Angeles but was born and raised in Watts, Los Angeles, before he moved to Compton, where he attended secondary schools and community college. Crooked Out of Compton is a semi-finalist for the Chestnut Review Stubborn Artists Contest and a Black Lawrence Press 2020 Big Moose Prize finalist. Visit him at
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