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Random family : love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx

Author: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In [this book, the author] immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances - Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar - [this book] is the story of young  Read more...
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Title: Random family : love, drugs, trouble, and coming of age in the Bronx /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, 2004, ©2003. 1st Scribner trade paperback ed.
Previously published: New York : Scribner, 2003.
Restrictions on Access: Distribution is restricted to RFB & D members who have a documented print disability such as a visual impairment, learning disability or other physical disability.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Adrian Nicole LeBlanc.
Genre/Form: Biography.
Case studies.
Year: 2004.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic,
Standard Numbers: Stock no: HA631
Class Descriptors: Dewey No.: 974.7275043
OCLC No.: 55701515

Abstract:

In [this book, the author] immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances - Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar - [this book] is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty.-Back cover.
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