Tyrant, Draw Thy Sword
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Tyrant, Draw Thy Sword

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The year was 2007, and conditions in Bello Gardens, one of the most squalid and dangerous housing projects in America, were at their worst. Decimated by poverty, tortured by crime, and suffocated by neglect, the slum known cynically as the Joke faced a lonely, unnoticed death. When its residents were displaced through a deal to sell the land to an overwhelmingly white Chri...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published January 20th 2005 by iUniverse
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This is a very dark look at a fictional gang uprising in a horrible big-city housing project. The author does an impressive job of humanizing the characters and making them seem realistic, paradoxically by keeeping them at arm's length as the story is told in the style of a documentary film. There are moments of beauty and soulful wisdom here that make this well worth a read despite the depressing subject matter - on the whole, a challenging book by a solid writer.
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