East Bay Grease by Eric Miles Williamson

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews



East Bay Grease, Eric Miles Williamson’s now classic first novel, has received worldwide acclaim as one of the great depictions of working-class America in the latter half of the 20th century. The story of T-Bird Murphy, born in the tumultuous 1960’s and raised in the ghettoes of Oakland, California variously by his mother, who rides with the Hell’s Angels, his father, who is an ex-convict, and the father figures who range from musicians to construction workers, East Bay Grease is a novel of dignity, honor, and courage that has been compared to the works of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair.

About Eric Miles Williamson

See more books from this Author
Williamson teaches writing at San Jose State University. He has been awarded an NEA grant and has been nominated for a Puschcart Prize. He lives with his wife and daughter.
Published August 3, 2012 by Writers Tribe Books. 248 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for East Bay Grease

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

But by and by his old man turns increasingly violent and irrational, and T-Bird sets out on his own, working construction crews by day and playing trumpet in Bay Area bars by night.

| Read Full Review of East Bay Grease

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

His nascent talent on the trumpet is encouraged by a school field trip to Reno for a jazz band competition, but, like most hopeful events in T-Bird's life, the experience sours in drunken frustration.

| Read Full Review of East Bay Grease

Huffington Post

Writers should write for the dead writers and the writers yet to be born, for only they are worthy of our labors.

Jun 28 2010 | Read Full Review of East Bay Grease

Reader Rating for East Bay Grease

An aggregated and normalized score based on 13 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review