Lopez, Steve.

ISBN 10: 0670856762 / ISBN 13: 9780670856763
Published by New York: Viking, (1994.) dj, 1994
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first novel, described as 'phenomenally accomplished, compelling and moving.' Set in Philadelphia's Badlands where drug gangs rule the street, this is the story of a mother's search for her runaway son, who at 14 is already an accomplished drug dealer himself, holding down one of the toughest corners in the area. Boldly SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Dashiell Hammett award. 305 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 44952

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Publisher: New York: Viking, (1994.) dj

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A searing look at despair, passion, and hope in the drug-infested Badlands of Philadelphia tells of Ofelia's desperate search for her missing fourteen-year-old son, Gabriel, who is at the mercy of a sadistic dealer. A first novel. Tour.

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