Random Family

Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (20.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100117652
Released: Oct 18, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781524736392
Narrator/s: Roxana Ortega
Publisher: Books on Tape
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This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour. In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances-Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar-Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations-as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation-LeBlanc slips behind the cold statistics and sensationalism and comes back with a riveting, haunting, and true story.

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Original Publish Date: Oct 18, 2016

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Product Number EB00571191
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Scribner
ISBN: #9781439124895

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