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Leaving Disneyland: A Novel
Doc Kane is sixteen years into a twenty-year murder sentence. Days away from a parole hearing, he means to get out and start a new life as a Square John-a law-abiding citizen. Within the predatory confines of Tyburn Penitentiary, however, he has debts to pay. To start, Doc has his duties as a "heavy" in the D.C. Blacks, a gang that has protected him. Then there is his new ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 5th 2001 by Thomas Dunne Books
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You can tell when a writer hasn't lived the life he's trying to portray. They just don't have it down all the way. There's nuances and terminology missing. Most have certain ideas of how it’s supposed to be instead of intimate knowledge, and most times they get it wrong. They're like tourists saying they live in a place they're visiting. Although it's nice when tourists write about us. It makes us feel special – like what we've lived and experienced actually means something to people who haven't ...more