Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
An eye-catching first edition/first printing in Near Fine condition with soiled page edges in alike dust-jacket with light edgewear.
Dan Mahoney tells the story of two young men, one white and one black, who come of age in the tough neighborhoods of Cleveland in the late 1970s. Both boys are raised by their single mothers, but they have very different experiences growing up. The white boy, Charlie, is a street-smart urchin who learns how to survive in the rough neighborhoods of Cleveland. The black boy, Malik, is the son of a wealthy African-American family and is sheltered from the realities of life on the streets. When Charlie and Malik meet as adolescents, they are both searching for a place to belong. Charlie finds his place in the criminal underworld, while Malik becomes a successful basketball player.; 8vo; 426 pages.