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HOMEBOY.

Morgan, Seth.

ISBN 10: 0394575776 / ISBN 13: 9780394575773
Published by NY: RANDOM HOUSE. 1990, 1990
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED & dated by noted bad boy Seth Morgan in August of year of publication, in Berkeley, on the title page. Fine in a fine dj. Morgan died in a motorcycle crash in New Orleans just monthes after this signing. Few copies of the first printing were ever signed. Most copies which Morgan signed in New Orleans had already gone into later printings.; Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 17096

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Title: HOMEBOY.

Publisher: NY: RANDOM HOUSE. 1990

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

Joe Speaker is a barker at a strip joint who has a heroin habit. After a botched robbery and the violent murder of a prostitute, Joe is thrown in jail. This story of murder and retribution was written by a man who won a PEN contest for convicts, while serving a sentence for armed robbery.

About the Author:

Seth Morgan (1949–1990) was an American novelist whose sole published title, Homeboy, received much critical acclaim. Morgan drew from his own experiences with San Francisco drug culture and prison in order to write what the New York Times called “an unnerving and utterly persuasive rendition of hell.”

As a young boy, Morgan attended many elite private schools, including St. Bernard’s School in New York and the American School in Switzerland. He also briefly attended the University of California, Berkeley, before dropping out and moving in with singer Janis Joplin. They became engaged shortly before she died. At the time of his own death in a motorcycle accident, Morgan was under contract for a second novel, set in New Orleans and titled Mambo Mephiste.

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