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47th Street Black: A Novel

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The prize-winning debut of an incendiary new voice in contemporary American fiction, 47th Street Black is the story of JC and Mookie, whose rise in the gangster-driven ghettos of Chicago is as swift as it is brutal.

In the early sixties, 47th street is the heart of black Chicago, where recent migrants from the South come to move up in the world. JC and Mookie are high schoo
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 7th 2003 by Broadway Books
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growing up in the hard streets of chicago. this one sets next to hillmann's hood The Old Neighborhood: A Novel
Dec 03, 2009 Pete rated it really liked it
thus far i am geeked. great beginning, two strong characters, great plot. not sure waht to make of the jesus/john the baptist stuff yet but fuck it. should finish this by monday, at current pace.
Jul 12, 2007 I rated it liked it
A good read about a black man's struggle to live in poverty. Story takes place in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. The language used in the book, jive if you will, added to the books character that helped turn this easy read to a page turner. Not high on my recommendation list, but worth reading if you are in to gangs, drugs, and books following lives of individuals.
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