Drive-By by Gary Rivlin

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The story of a group of teenagers whose dispute over a bicycle ended in murder presents the experiences of their families, investigators, and defenders, in an examination of the human element of random violence. 15,000 first printing. $15,000 ad/promo.

About Gary Rivlin

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Gary Rivlin is the author of "Fire on the Prairie", "Drive By" (a "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year), and "The Plot to Get Bill Gates". A two-time Gerald Loeb Award winner, he has been a reporter for the "New York Times", "Chicago Reader", and other publications, and his articles have appeared in the "New York Times Magazine", "Newsweek", "Wired", and elsewhere.
Published September 1, 1995 by Henry Holt & Co. 274 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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His portrayal of the crack kingpin known as Fat 'Tone, the ``oversize'' 17-year-old who pulled the trigger, is unexpectedly sympathetic, but the book is most memorable for its depiction of Junebug Jones, an academically promising ``nerd'' who sold crack and drifted into murder just to ``fit in.''...

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On July 9, 1990, three teenagers killed a 13-year-old boy and wounded two others in a drive-by shooting in Oakland, California.

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