aA true urban novel filled with vivid images of the street.a aBlack Issues Book Review Treasure E. Blue, street litas hottest newcomer, crafts characters that fly off the page and a story that burns with intensity. Set in Harlem, this searing novel is a poignant and gritty portrait of urban survival of the ghettoas fittest . . . and most fierce. Silver Jones knows just how cruel life can be. Her mother was chewed up and spit out by its dark sideabrutally murdered while turning a trick. Rather than live with her abusive grandmother, Silver runs away. Determined to escape the mean streets, Silver longs for an education. But after running into an old friend, a homeless youth named Chance whom shead taken under her wing once upon a time, Silver puts her dreams of college on hold. Chance is grown nowaand heas a powerful drug overlord. But underneath the cool exterior is the same innocent boy Silver once loved. As they begin an affair, Silver tries to convince Chance to give up the lethal way of life that ruined both their childhoods. But Chance knows that walking away from the game means having to pay a deadly price. Silver wonat take no for an answeraeven if it means delving into a seedy underworld and outscheming some of its most vicious drug-dealers and cold-blooded murderers. aEven in Blueas world of double-crossing, misogyny, drugs and brutality, an against-all-odds fairy tale can come true.a aPublishers Weekly From the Trade Paperback edition.Set in Harlem, this searing novel is a poignant and gritty portrait of urban survival of the ghettoas fittest . . . and most fierce. Silver Jones knows just how cruel life can be.
|Title||:||Harlem Girl Lost|
|Author||:||Treasure E. Blue|
|Publisher||:||One World/Ballantine - 2008-12-24|