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  • ISBN: 0679781420
  • Physical Description: x, 340 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 30th anniversary ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997.

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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. With new afterword.
Summary, etc.:
Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood. Here was an unsparing document of Thomas's plunge into the deadly consolations of drugs, street fighting, and armed robbery--a descent that ended when the twenty-two-year-old Piri was sent to prison for shooting a cop.
Subject: n-us-ny
Thomas, Piri 1928-
Puerto Ricans New York (State) New York Biography
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Biography
New York (N.Y.) Biography
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