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Set in Queens, New York, in the early '70s, the Odd Squad tells a story of friendship challenged by peer pressure, prejudice and the allure of sex and drugs. The interracial romance between Frankie and Laura is threatened by a neighborhood more ready to explode from hate than be redeemed by love.
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Joe Benevento is a local New York/New Jersey author and writes with the passion of one who knows the city and its people. He is the author of two books of poetry, Holding On and Willing to Believe and the novel Plumbing In Harlem. His poems, stories and essays have appeared in various publications, including Poets & Writers and Bilingual Review. He is a Professor of English at Truman State University.Review:
Nobody writes dialogue as crisp and edgy as Joe Benevento. Put this on your reading list...definitely a must-read. -- Virgil Suarez, author of Havana Thursdays
Readers might find the 1970s street talk strange, but the...language, emotions, actions and values are worth the effort. -- Voice of Youth Advocates
This novel should be taught in every high school...highly recommended. -- Roundtable Review
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Book Description Behler Publications, 2005. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1933016132