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Don't Mess with Tanya: Stories Emerging from Boston's Barrios

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As Boston's demographics shift, a subtle cultural revolution swirls ahead, opening doors of perception. Jazmin, a Latina teen, explores immortality on a basketball court in Jamaica Plain. Tanya, a young black woman from Dorchester, confronts a store-owner over racial profiling. Matt, an Irish thug from Charlestown, learns "what women want" at a Caribbean hair salon in Matt ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 8th 2011 by Aberdeen Bay
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I really enjoyed the variety of unique characters in this book. They were all very authentic and interesting. I enjoyed learning more about the different cultures that make up the Boston of today and how those cultures interact with one another. Very well written and I highly recommend!
Paulette Ponte
I'm not usually a reader of short stories but this was definitely a worthwhile escape. The stories were well written with some humour and lots of honesty. It is amazing that we can all live together but be such strangers to each other.
Engaging stories that represent much different segment's of Boston's population that I normally read about. Really enjoyed them.
Katie Reed
Inteesting ctories of the changing demographics of Jamaica Plain and the people impacted.
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