Lady Q

The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.30 hours)
Product Number: Z100127426
Released: Aug 29, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541491045
Narrator/s: Rebecca Mitchell
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

Offering a rarely seen female perspective on gang life, this raw and powerful memoir tells not only of one woman's struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of her own. At age five Sonia Rodriguez's stepfather began to abuse her; at ten she was molested by her uncle and beaten by her mother when she told on him; and by thirteen her home had become a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who were friends with her older sister. Threatened by rival gang members at school, Sonia turned away from her education and extracurricular activities in favor of a world of drugs and violence. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became her refuge, but its violence cost her friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly her life. As a Latin Queen, she experienced the exhilarating highs and unbelievable lows of gang life. From being shot at by her own gang and kicked out at age eighteen with an infant daughter to rejoining the gang and distinguishing herself as a leader, her legacy as Lady Q was cemented both for her willingness to commit violence and for her role as a drug mule.

x-large
Original Publish Date: Aug 29, 2017

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription - Tantor titles
RBdigital Audio Pay Per Circ Subscription - Tantor Titles
RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription - Tantor titles #2
RBdigital Audio Pay Per Circ Subscription - Tantor #2

You can find this title in the following lists:

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Narrator(s): Rebecca Mitchell
Product Number DD34810
Released: Aug 29, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541411043

Sign up for our email newsletter