A harrowing and frightening novel, a modern-day morality tale that illuminates the many hypocrises of contemporary society. In the early 1970s, as newly arrived Jamaicans are settling uneasily into the Afro-American community in Brooklyn, a high school party ends in a racial gang war that starts Danny Palmer on a course that will change his life forever.
"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Set in the 1970s in the midst of a series of New York gang wars, Baker's tense debut follows a young Jamaican man as he descends into a world of urban crime. Danny Palmer is a Brooklyn high-school student whose life changes forever when his close friend is knifed to death for no better reason than prejudice against West Indians. Soon Dave finds himself dragged into a cycle of drugs, robberies and retribution, eventually joining a gang of deadly Rastamen. A run-in with the law results in a harrowing two-year prison stay, but when Danny gets out he only switches allegiance to the mob and turns to cocaine as his primary source of income-with deadly consequences. Baker, who wrote his book from a British penitentiary, clearly came by his subject the hard way, and the authority of his voice comes through in virtually every page of Danny's first-person narrative. There are some minor problems: the secondary characters remain almost completely undeveloped, and Baker's writing is uneven, occasionally lapsing into stilted construction and melodramatic phrasing. But the struggle between Jamaican immigrants and "homeboys" offers an intriguing perspective on standard racial themes and, combined with the author's narrative skills, makes him a name worth watching.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.
Descripción St Martins Pr, 1995. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0312130309