SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The fourth book by this Mississippi born author. Despite the acclaim he has received he still lives in the same Oakland, California neighborhood about which he writes so powerfully. Review copy with publishers material laid in. SIGNED by author. Fine in a fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Fleeing from Mississippi to California following the arrest of his father, Met, a young black boy, is plunged into a nightmare world of drugs, violence, and poverty. By the author of Way Past Cool.
From the Publisher: The thirteen-year-old Corbitt Wainwright's adolescence is abruptly cut short when his father is imprisoned for attacking a white man. Tragically, dreams of success through good grades and hard work are wiped aside as white society shows him, out of both kindness and malice, that poor black kids in Mississippi don't have much of a hand in creating their own destinies. Refusing to accept this allotted role, and after a deadly confrontation with his father's accuser, Corbitt sets out for California, the land of opportunity and racial equality. Upon his arrival in West Oakland, a whole other world awaits. This is a world populated by gangs and crack dealers, violent cops and street kids, and one where the future seems even bleaker than it does back at home. Against the odds, he helps some of the local homeboys overcome one of their many predators and discovers the power of his African heritage. Finally, he learns to trust his own strength.
Filled with a remarkably diverse cast of characters and written with gut-wrenching immediacy, cutting-edge street slang, and a haunting lyricism, Six Out Seven is a brutally honest novel about what it means to be a black teenager in America today.
"Few authors capture the slang and terrors of inner-city streets the way Mr. Mowry does. And few write with such a sense of mission and fury.... Mowry has emerged as a vital and important literary voice."--The New York Times Book Review
Title: SIX OUT SEVEN.
Publisher: New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993. dj
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Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2922841439
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Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, N . Y., 1993. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear . Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Seller Inventory # NO 09353
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, N . Y., 1993. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has light shelf wear.Remainder mark. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Seller Inventory # BL 00407
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # 0812173
Book Description Farrar Straus Giroux, 1993. Cloth. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Seller Inventory # E12947
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, New York, New York USA, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Nice clean Hardcover edition with Dustjacket. Minor shelf wear to DJ. Letter P stamped in red on bottom text block. Book. Seller Inventory # SE1831
Book Description Farrar Straus & Giroux, Gordonsville, Virginia, U.S.A., 1993. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition is stated on the copyright page. The Dust-Jacket's original price is still present. Seller Inventory # 6011039
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