Snow by Kenji Jasper

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From acclaimed author Kenji Jasper comes an edgy, gripping new novel that asks if family life turns a hustler soft--or just hardens his heart...

He Killed For Hate.

Life on the darker streets of D.C. can turn a clean kid grimy. Snow was one of those good kids--until a gang killed his next door neighbor and he decided to settle the score. But doing what he thought was right only plunged him deeper in a deadly game. Now he's a killer for hire, a grown man who's willing--and able--to do anything necessary to survive. But even a cold-blooded hit man has a heart...

Now He May Die For Love.

When Snow falls in love and becomes a father, he's more willing than ever to do what it takes to support his woman and his baby girl. But what that means for a hit man and what it means for a family man are two very different things. When the clash between his home life and his street life threatens to explode, Snow decides to make one last score to put his family on easy street, and get out of the game. But as much as he wants to break out, there's someone just as dangerous, and just as determined to keep Snow right where he is...


About Kenji Jasper

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Writing since the age of 8, D has never held a legitimate job in his life. His words, however, have appeared in VIBE and other urban publications. An Atlanta native, he currently lives in an ungentrified neighborhood near you. Kenji Jasper is the author of three novels, including Dark and Snow, one work of nonfiction, The House on Childress Street, and coeditor of Beats, Rhymes and Life, a collection of critical writings on hip hop culture. He has contributed articles and essays to National Public Radio, the Village Voice, VIBE, the Charlotte Observer, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Essence.
Published January 1, 2007 by Vibe. 368 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nicknamed for his snowflake-shaped birthmark, the title character of Jasper's taut, brutal inner-city character study is trying hard to preserve a shred of purity and decency, but the mean streets of Washington, D.C., make it a tough proposition.

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Open Book Society

Yet as they strip away each other’s secrets in a storm of raw emotion, they must also ready themselves for a far more vicious fight… A deadly enemy is out to destroy SnowDancer, striking at everything they hold dear, but it is Sienna’s darkest secret that may yet savage the pack that is her home...

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Fantasy Literature

All the classic elements of the Snow White story are here — the evil stepmother, the huntsman, the seven dwarves — but reincarnated into a western setting that functions both as a backdrop and as a metaphor.

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