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Down These Mean Streets

Down These Mean Streets

by Piri Thomas

Editeur : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780679781424
Broché: 352
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Taille du fichier: 9 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-05-28
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Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery—a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop. As he recounts the journey that took him from adolescence in El Barrio to a lock-up in Sing Sing to the freedom that comes ...