Come Get Some (Strebor on the Streetz)

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9781593091767: Come Get Some (Strebor on the Streetz)

Come Get Some is a vivid tale of street life and the struggle to conquer poverty and discover one's self through the indomitable will of the human spirit.

Four friends -- Mugwump, Whiteboy Paul, Truitt, and Willmon Angel -- are tragic outcasts plunged into a world of shifting morality, sexual exploration and the stinging reality of racism. An illicit relationship with a high school English teacher, a tragic altercation with the police and a youthful indiscretion force them each to confront their personal demons, revealing hard truths that alter their lives forever. When one of the friends is murdered, their friendship is shattered and his violent death tears their clique apart as they go their separate ways. Years later, they are reunited and when forced to face the consequences of their actions they hatch a plan to exact revenge on the man responsible for the murder.

Thrust into a world of shifting morality, sexual exploration, and encountering the stinging reality of racism, Come Get Some bridges the gap between a literary, yet fully entertaining style of storytelling. Nane Quartay's bold, literary style captures thoughtful, social commentary through a fast-paced narrative. Come Get Some is a story of survival, friendship, tragedy, and ultimate redemption -- revealing how the bonds of friendship can give people the power they need to overcome all obstacles that life sets in their path.

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Nane Quartay was born in upstate New York and attended Augusta College in Augusta, Georgia. After a tour in the US Navy, he traveled extensively before returning to New York to begin writing his first novel, Feenin'. He now lives in the Washington, DC area.

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In his fourth novel Nane Quartay, (Take Two and Pass) attempts to combine a coming of age story with social commentary through the experiences of four young protagonists: Truitt, Whiteboy Paul, Mugwump and Wilmon-all of whom have to deal with the morally ambiguous choices necessitated by life in the ghetto. Starting with the protagonists as they're playing kickball and marveling at the exploits of the local pimp, Uncle Dope, the narrative quickly flashes forward to adolescence, when we're re-introduced to Paul and Truitt through their sexual exploits-Paul starts an affair with his English teacher, Ms. Jones, while Truitt loses his virginity. When three of the boys are witnesses to a terrible incident between Ms. Jones and another teacher, it starts them down a path of unfulfilled relationships, violence and eventually murder. Quartay attempts to tackle the knotty issues of life in the modern inner city but the characters lack realism and the plot twists are also implausible. This might not stop the book from appealing to its primary audience: Zane fans and, if there are any, their male equivalents.
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