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They're back! It's 1973 and the M&M group of rough-and-tumble Italian boys you met in The Mongrel Mafia is headed to high school and trying to choose where to place their loyalties- to family, to friends. . . or to the mob. Will A.J. and Maria let their romance blaze? What will Tony do with that unexplained pile of money? How will the gang handle the two new kids at school- the kids they're not so sure belong?
For the Mongrel Mafia adolescence seems like a breeze compared to the high-stakes world of organized crime in the Westerly, Rhode Island suburbs, and yet in either case, it all comes down to a question of who's in and who's out. Too bad it's not always so easy to tell. As A.J. puts it, "In life there is always someone who wants to pat you on the back at the same time someone else is trying to put a knife in your back." Sometimes those just might be the same person.
From classroom flirtations and hallway pranks, to racial tension, alcohol, and crime, R.J. Brenn, withholds nothing from the reader in this deeply engrossing sequel. With an edgy writing style, Brenn tells the story of these young, ambitious mongrels with humor and authenticity.
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R.J. Brenn, father of three grown sons and brother of six siblings, is both a writer and stand-up comedian. He has been named the winner of numerous Karaoke contests in five states, including Hawaii. Brenn is a dedicated member of his church and served as a little league manager for twenty-five years, though he is passionate about a wide variety of sports. R.J. Brenn resides in Massachusetts. The Mongrel Mafia High School is his second published novel and the sequel to The Mongrel Mafia.
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Book Description Vantage Press, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0533164605