True to the Game represents life on the streets, where it's true that there's no way out once you're in, and everyone stays in forever.
Once upon a time, not too long ago, a young girl from the projects met Quadir, far from home, in the middle of Harlem. Now the story is told of how it all went down.
It's the late 1980s, and Gena finds herself in true-blue love with Quadir, a millionaire associated with the cartel. Quadir is faced with combating the art of extortion and interception masterminded by the notorious Junior Mafia, which reigns from the inner-city streets of Philadelphia. Both Gena and Quadir find themselves caught up in the vicious yet seductive world of drugs and money, only to find that success in this game is no easy win. True to the Game represents life on the streets and is like no other story of its time. There's no way out once you're in, and everyone stays in forever. . . . True.
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TERI WOODS is a native of Philadelphia where she worked as a legal secretary/paralegal for eight years. She started writing True to the Game in 1993 and began submitting it to publishers in 1994. After being turned down, the book sat dormant for several years. In 1998 she began selling handmade books on the street and out of the trunk of her car. Soon she started her own publishing and production company, Meow Meow Productions, now called Teri Woods Publishing.Review:
"Street legend Woods goes hardcover but stays True to the Game."—Library Journal on ALIBI
"Street-lit pioneer Woods (True to the Game) makes her hardcover debut with this gritty, botched robbery tale. While giving a sympathetic voice to her financially desperate heroine-who entertains no fantasies of knights in shining armor and uses sex to get what she wants-Woods observes that easy cash comes with a steep price. Her fans are sure to demand this; buy multiple copies."—Library Journal on ALIBI
"Woods writes with feeling and a strong sense of her Philadelphia setting; in addition her characters manage to become more than just stereotypes they initially appear to be. Fast-paced and exciting, Alibi is an action-filled story about the desperate life of one urban girl and the of consequences trying to break away. Woods' following will snap this up, but it can find a wider audience with thriller readers who like George Pelecanos' The Turnaround and with fans of the urban crime drama The Wire."—Booklist on ALIBI
"This New Jersey author has the urban fiction genre locked up."—Sunday Star Ledger on ALIBI
"Urban fiction fans will welcome the melodramatic final entry in bestseller Woods's True to the Game trilogy, which vividly depicts the 1990s drug culture."—Publishers Weekly on TRUE TO THE GAME III
"Woods keeps it raw in this gutsy sequel that features the round-the-way girl who fell hard for Quadir, the millionaire drug dealer."—Essence magazine on TRUE TO THE GAME II
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