Buck

Buck

A Memoir

Book - 2014
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An account of the author's youth in Zimbabwe and in violent Philadelphia street gangs explores how his life was shaped by his father's absence, his brother's imprisonment, and his mother's and sister's struggles with mental illness.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2014
Edition: Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780812983623
0812983629
Branch Call Number: B ASANTE B
Characteristics: 249 pages ;,20 cm

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A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family—this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.

A poetic coming-of-age account of the author's youth in Zimbabwe and violent Philadelphia street gangs explores how his life was shaped by his father's absence, his brother's imprisonment and his mother's and sister's struggles with mental illness. By the Langston Hughes Award-winning author of L... Read More »


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Sep 12, 2015

A memoir that takes the reader into a backseat journey of loss, pain, hope and rediscovery. The narrative is passionate. The story real and important. I couldn't put it down.

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