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The corner : a year in the life of an inner-city neighborhood

Author: David Simon; Edward Burns
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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At the center of the narrative is fifteen-year-old DeAndre McCullough. DeAndre's parents, Gary and Fran, were once poised, against all odds, to pull themselves up and out of West Baltimore. But when they themselves stumble and then succumb to the corner's temptations, DeAndre's future hangs in the balance. Smart and streetwise, he is both drawn to and wary of the drug trade that flourishes beyond his rowhouse steps.  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Simon, David, 1960-
Corner.
New York : Broadway Books, ©1997
(OCoLC)652234925
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Simon; Edward Burns
ISBN: 0767900308 9780767900300
OCLC Number: 36857674
Description: 543 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Responsibility: David Simon and Edward Burns.
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At the center of the narrative is fifteen-year-old DeAndre McCullough. DeAndre's parents, Gary and Fran, were once poised, against all odds, to pull themselves up and out of West Baltimore. But when they themselves stumble and then succumb to the corner's temptations, DeAndre's future hangs in the balance. Smart and streetwise, he is both drawn to and wary of the drug trade that flourishes beyond his rowhouse steps. Can he rise above his parents' addiction, or will he, too, become a casualty of the corner? Through the prism of just one desolate crossroads, Simon and Burns offer chilling assessments of why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have done so little for our inner cities. The Corner will forever alter our view of the so-called war on drugs, even as it compels us to look deep into the hearts and minds of all those who live in America's abandoned places.

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