Goldsmith Jones

Goldsmith Jones

by Sam Taylor-Pye


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ISBN-13: 9781911110972
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2017
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.70(d)

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Goldsmith Jones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
JBronder More than 1 year ago
The story takes place in San Francisco in 1863. Goldsmith Jones is 14 years old and has found himself an orphan on the streets. Another street kid finds Jones and takes him under his wing. There Jones learns that prostitution would be the easiest way for him to survive the streets. All the while Jones is trying to figure out who he is and what he wants from this world as he fights to stay alive with gangs and worse on the streets of San Francisco. This is a brutal and harsh look into how kids were treated at the turn of the last century. They were taken advantage of, used, and then discarded like trash. The poor kid has to find any means to keep themselves alive. This book is quiet hard to read, but as you follow along with Jones you can’t help but hope that he will eventually be free of the abuse he suffers. You can tell that the author has thoroughly researched San Francisco at the turn of the century and so much more. It is easy to get caught up in the tensions at the end of the civil war, the prejudices faced by many, and the double standards of those that act one way then claim to be another. As you read about Jones it is easy to get lost in this world. It’s brutal and dirty and just like watching it happen in real time. If you are looking for a great story of San Francisco around the turn of the century and the hard lives that many lived, look no further. But just be aware, this is a very realistic look not to be taken lightly. I received Goldsmith Jones from Authoright for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.