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Donald Goines

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  • Whoreson

    Whoreson
    The Story of a Ghetto Pimp
    From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentiethcentury comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street litand hip-hop culture.After my ninthbirthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began tounderstand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing Icould do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful blackprostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by hisneighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve,his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology.By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends,and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling tounderstand and live up to his mother's words: First be a man, then be a pimp.

    Crime Partners

    Crime Partners

    Daddy Cool (Graphic)

    Daddy Cool (Graphic)
    "[Donald] Goines's novels have sold millions of copies in the inner cities (rappers are big fans). Originally published in 1974, this high-profile paperback reprint takes him mainstream. It's about time." --Suzanne Rura, Entertainment Weekly

  • Kenyatta's Last Hit

    Kenyatta's Last Hit

    Black Girl Lost

    Black Girl Lost

    Black Gangster

    Black Gangster

  • Death List

    Death List

    White Man's Justice

    White Man's Justice

    Street Players

    Street Players

    Cry Revenge

    Cry Revenge

  • Kenyatta's Escape

    Kenyatta's Escape
    Kenyatta had two ambitions: cleaning the ghetto of all drug traffic and gunning down all the racist white cops! But a black and white detective team, Benson and Ryan, is on his tail and has discovered the location of his army's camp. Armed with tanks, they bring a bloody doomsday to his followers. In Kenyatta's Escape, Gionse continues his story of the bloody, brutal world of crime he began in Crime Panthers and Death List. They're all back for a coast to coast chase that spells gripping adventure.

    Eldorado Red

    Eldorado Red

    Never Die Alone

    Never Die Alone
    America's #1 bestselling black author pens the shocking expose of a drug dealer's rise from the streets to king of the cocains mountain. Because Donald Goines always writes from his true-life experiences of the streets and the code of the ghetto, his fiction is lent a certain gritty rea- lity that not many can recreate. Which explains why it has been adapted into a major film by Fox Searchlight Pictures, produced by and starring rap artist-turned-actor DMX. This Los Angeles street saga will attract urban audiences and increase the readership thirsty for the literary original.

  • Inner City Hoodlum

    Inner City Hoodlum

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