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Homeboy

Morgan, Seth

Published by Random House Inc, New York, 1990
ISBN 10: 0394575776 / ISBN 13: 9780394575773
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Title: Homeboy

Publisher: Random House Inc, New York

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. Late author's debut and only novel published shortly before he was tragiacally killed in a motorcycle accidnt. Follow the blue Jager Moon, a diamond as big as a fist, as Joe speaker, a two-bit dopefiend, makes his way through the seamy underworld of San Francisco's drug underworld replete with hookers, drag queens and through the phantasmagoria of California's prison system. Light bump to tail of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 1000790

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Synopsis: HOMEBOY, Seth Morgan's stunning novel, is a gritty, ribald, and frenetically lyrical odyssey through the Strip in San Francisco -a netherworld of whores, pimps, dealers, and junkies - to the hell of Coldwater Penitentiary. After a high-priced hooker is killed and one of the world's biggest diamonds is stolen, Joe Speaker, a strip-joint barker and dope addict, stumbles onto the missing jewel, is hunted down and put away for the murder. In prison, he finds that his troubles are just beginning.

About the Author: Seth Morgan was born in 1949. After dropping out of Berkeley he became Janis Joplin's lover and was her fiance at the time of her death. He then spent several years working at strip joints on Broadway, until he was arrested for armed robbery and sent to State Prison in California. Seth Morgan's writing career began when he won a PEN essay contest for convicts. He died in October 1990. He was working on a second novel.

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