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Slapboxing with Jesus


Twelve original and interconnected stories in the traditions of Junot D???az and Sherman Alexie. Victor D. LaValle's astonishing, violent, and funny debut offers harrowing glimpses at the vulnerable lives of young people who struggle not only to come of age, but to survive the city streets. In "ancient history," two best friends graduating from high school fight to be the one to leave first for a better world; each one wants to be the fortunate son. In "pops," an African-American boy meets his father, a white cop from ...

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Slapboxing with Jesus
1999, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375705908

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