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Way past cool

Author: Jess Mowry
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A gang of young African American boys struggle to hold a few blocks of bleak turf in Oakland when a 16-year-old drug dealer instigates a fight with them. But the dealer's unwilling bodyguard emerges as the key player in a drama that illuminates America's urban reality in a totally fresh way. "Should be read by all of mainstream America".--Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jess Mowry
ISBN: 0374286698 9780374286699
OCLC Number: 24871177
Description: 309 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Jess Mowry.

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A gang of young African American boys struggle to hold a few blocks of bleak turf in Oakland when a 16-year-old drug dealer instigates a fight with them. But the dealer's unwilling bodyguard emerges as the key player in a drama that illuminates America's urban reality in a totally fresh way. "Should be read by all of mainstream America".--Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale.

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Way Past Cool

by Timoun (WorldCat user published 2008-10-03) Excellent Permalink

It's hard to say what makes a good book, and it's even harder to say what makes a great book. I think that too many books today are judged "good or great" by how many copies they sell and how much money they make for the publishers, and if they get made into movies or not. I also think it depends...
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