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Spidertown : a novel

Author: Abraham Rodriguez
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Miguel is riding high on the streets of the Bronx in his Baby, a souped-up dream-mobile purchased for him by the man, Spider: mentor, friend, and crack kingpin. Miguel is just a runner, not a dealer; he thinks he can keep his life as an independent operator with just one foot in the door of a world where teenagers run million-dollar empires. With his crashpad roommate Firebug, arsonist extraordinaire, Miguel tries  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Bildungsromans
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Rodriguez
ISBN: 1562828452 9781562828455
OCLC Number: 26674077
Awards: American Book Award, 1995
Description: 323 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by Abraham Rodriguez, Jr.
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Miguel is riding high on the streets of the Bronx in his Baby, a souped-up dream-mobile purchased for him by the man, Spider: mentor, friend, and crack kingpin. Miguel is just a runner, not a dealer; he thinks he can keep his life as an independent operator with just one foot in the door of a world where teenagers run million-dollar empires. With his crashpad roommate Firebug, arsonist extraordinaire, Miguel tries to fit lifetimes of partying, casual sex, and high times into a few short years. It is only when he falls deeply in love with the beautiful and practical-minded Cristalena that the shallowness and imminent danger of this world come crashing home to him.

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Street mentality

by Lmcshane (WorldCat user published 2010-07-04) Excellent Permalink

I am halfway through the book and it does capture street mentality, which is not an attractive culture.  I have to point out to another reviewer that Clockers by Richard Price was written in 2001 and Spidertown  was written in 1993.  So, if there is a rip-off, it's the other way around.

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