Five Days of Bleeding (Black Ice Books)

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Five Days of Bleeding is the black experience in sound, a fight to dance and celebrate cultural roots, and the struggle of a dark homeless woman, Zu-Zu Girl, to have voice in White America.

Taunted by the violent character "Chops," Zu-Zu sings to keep her spirit alive in New York City's Central Park. Zu-Zu and the novel's narrator have a relationship which is transformed into a stormy, dreamlike urban affair. Their oppressive situation is depicted through multiple collages of sound and image, a funky mix of original and sampled cuts, both literary and musical.

The social chaos around them is remixed in a text consisting of street beats, classic breaks, and fresh-cool cadences. Bleeding proves that the loudest noises of moral panic can be gunshots, to be sure, but they can also be the very human sound of the music of hope and despair.

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Ricardo Cortez Cruz is a Decatur, Illinois native, a Professor of English at Illinois State University, and the author of two novels and more than forty short stories.

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Although Cruz received the Nilon award and a lot of attention for his first novel, Straight Outta Compton, his sophomore effort lacks enough coherence to make it appealing. Set in contemporary Harlem, it details the tribulations of a young, homeless woman named Zu-Zu and an unnamed narrator who thinks that he has fallen in love with her. Readers who aren't truly familiar with contemporary urban life and language will be unable fully to appreciate Cruz's work. And while the author should be praised for the innovative way in which he describes his city scenarios (even down to the title, most of the dialogue contains transcribed lines and verses of songs from the R&B, rap, and reggae hit parade of the past 30 years), his narrative style entirely overwhelms the characterizations. In brief, Five Days of Bleeding remains only a sketch; song titles take the place of a well-executed plot, and Cruz could have waited until he found he had something interesting to say, instead of simply an interesting way to say it. Author tour.
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