Corbitt Wainwight's adolescence is abruptly cut short the day his father is imprisoned for attacking a white man and his dreams of success through good grades and hard work are wiped out. Leaving his native Mississipi he sets out for California, the land of opportunity and equality, but finds a world populated by gangs and crack dealers, violent cops and street kids.
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Jess Mowry was born in Mississipi in 1960 and raised in Oakland, California by his father. He has been a drug dealer's bodyguard, made his living from collecting scrap metal, and worked in a centre for street kids. In 1988 he bought a typewriter for eight dollars and began writing, His stories have been published in literary magazines and the collection Rats in the Trees won a Pen/Josephine Miles Award. He has written two novels, Children of the Night and Way Past Cool, and lives in Oakland.
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