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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. YA crime, New York, "Angel"

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message 1: by ♥Xeni♥ (new)

♥Xeni♥ (xeni) This one has been bugging me for five years >.>

genre: YA Crime

intended age-range: 14 to 20

plot: The main character is a police detective in New York (set in the 70's/80's I'd say). His family is polish, or easter european at least. One day some kid kills his parents for the money in their wallet, and the hunt commences.

Occasionally the perspective would chance to the kid's point of view. I think his name was Angel. He had long white blonde hair. His older sister was a prostitute in one of the harsher areas of New York. His older brother was very good at school, and was only studying all the time. His father was in prison. His mother ran off during the story to have sex and party with 2 truckers.

The kid carried around a really long knife and would attack most anyone. In his free time he watched porn vids in the seedy side of town.

I could give more details, but that goes into spoiler zone.

characters: The big cop and the blond haired kid were the only characters I really remember (and the kid's family).

setting: New York in the 70's/ 80's

illustrations: none

book cover: yellow cover, it was missing it's dust jacket (I had a hard cover copy)

title:Surprisingly, I can remember the title. As far as I remember, it was called >Angel. But since there are so many books named with 'Angel' in the title, I can't find it.

read: first time I read it was when I was about 10 or 12. It was owned by my sister for a few years before that, so it must have come into her possession around 1995. And It was published a while before that (due to the writing style / setting), so I'd say it was published in the 70's/80's.

message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40196 comments Mod
I searched a while for this, no dice.

Xeni, are you still looking for this book?

message 3: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 40196 comments Mod
No word from ♥Xeni♥ since 2010. Moving to Abandoned.

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