Six Out Seven by Jess Mowry

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Fleeing from Mississippi to California following the arrest of his father, Met, a young black boy, is plunged into a nightmare world of drugs, violence, and poverty. By the author of Way Past Cool.
 

About Jess Mowry

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Jess Mowry is the best-selling author of "Way Past Cool," According to the "New York Times," "Few authors capture the slang and terrors of inner-city streets the way Mr. Mowry does. And few write with such a sense of mission and fury." In "Ghost Train," Mowry reveals a new side of his personality, his life-long fascination with ghost stories and horror films. Jess Mowry makes his home in Oakland, California.
 
Published December 29, 2011 by Anubis. 512 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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With Corbitt's father just jailed for fighting Bates, an old racist pedophile across the river, Corbitt feels the burden of lingering racism more acutely than his sidekicks and eventually tangles with the white man--an encounter that proves fatal when Bates's shotgun fires.

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A rural African American boy runs away to Oakland, Calif., where he confronts gangs, violence and drugs in Mowry's powerful third novel.

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