||Street Chronicles: Tales from Da Hood
Nikki Turner (Editor)
Format: Paperback, 304pp
Pub. Date: January 2006
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
List Price: $13.95
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FROM THE PUBLISHER
These stories are not fables or fairy tales. They are severe chronicles of
gangstas, written by men and women who have starved and bled and survived by
the code of the streets.
Essence magazine's #1 bestselling author Nikki Turner has earned her rep as
"the Princess of Hip-Hop" with gritty urban novels like A Hustler's Wife and
The Glamorous Life. Now she lends her considerable street cred to this
anthology, the first of its kind- an explosive collection featuring edgy new
writers Turner handpicked for their ability to evoke the street, and the
people who live by its rules, in hot, hyperrealistic stories.
Turner scoured the ghetto, the prisons, and every crack and crevice around
the country to bring you these impressive new fresh-from-the-street voices.
Never one to disappoint her fans, Turner even throws in a raw gangsta tale of
her own. From a buppie who risks her entire well-groomed world when she's
suddenly turned on by a thug ("Gotta Have a Ruffneck"), to a lesbian pimp who
gets what she deserves from the women she's turning out ("Big Daddy"), these
stories will shock, entertain, and make you fly through the pages.