The Warriors by Sol Yurick

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The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of miscreants turns violent after a prominent gang leader is killed and chaos prevails over the attempt at order. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed. The police are prowling the city in search of anyone involved in the mayhem. An exhilarating novel that examines New York City teenagers, left behind by society, who form identity and personal strength through their affiliation with their "family," The Warriors weaves together social commentary with ancient legends for a classic coming-of-age tale. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.

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Solomon Yurick was born on January 18, 1925 in Manhattan, New York City. He received a bachelor's degree in English from New York University and a master's degree in English from Brooklyn College. He worked for many years as an investigator for the New York City Department of Welfare. His first novel, The Warriors, was published in 1965. It was adapted into a movie in 1979 and inspired popular video games for Xbox and PlayStation 2 that were released in 2005. His other novels include Fertig, The Bag and Richard A. He also wrote short stories and nonfiction. He died due to complications of lung cancer on January 5, 2013 at the age of 87.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 224 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The ""Warriors,"" spawn of the miasmic streets, form the modern tribes of the Shook-up Generation...the Gangs.

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