An edition of Random family (2003)

Random Family

Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

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An edition of Random family (2003)

Random Family

Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

  • 4.67 ·
  • 3 Ratings
  • 57 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 5 Have read

"Random Family tells the American outlaw saga lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. With an immediacy made possible only after ten years of reporting, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses the reader in the mind-boggling intricacies of the little-known ghetto world. She charts the tumultuous cycle of the generations, as girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation.".

"Two romances thread through Random Family: the sexually charismatic nineteen-year-old Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and fourteen-year-old Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar, an aspiring thug. Fleeing from family problems, the young couples try to outrun their destinies. Chauffeurs whisk them to getaways in the Poconos and to nightclubs. They cruise the streets in Lamborghinis and customized James Bond cars.

Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between life and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George's business activities; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Together, then apart, the teenagers make family where they find it. Girls look for excitement and find trouble; boys, searching for adventure, join crews and prison gangs.

Coco moves upstate to dodge the hazards of the Bronx; Jessica seeks solace in romance. Both find that love is the only place to go."--BOOK JACKET.

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Publisher
Scribner
Language
English
Pages
416

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September 6, 2004, HarperPerennial
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
January 19, 2004, Scribner
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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
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Random Family
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First Sentence

"Jessica lived on Tremont Avenue, on one of the poorer blocks in a very poor sectionof the Bronx."

Classifications

Library of Congress
HV4046.N6 L43 2003

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
416
Dimensions
9 x 6.1 x 1 inches
Weight
12 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7722595M
Internet Archive
randomfamilylov00lebl
ISBN 10
0684863871
ISBN 13
9780684863870
LCCN
2002026673
OCLC/WorldCat
50123528
Library Thing
9492
Goodreads
924618

Work Description

The result of over ten years of immersion reporting, "Random Family" charts a tumultuous decade in which girls become mothers, mothers become grandmothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation.

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Jessica lived on Tremont Avenue, on one of the poorer blocks in a very poor sectionof the Bronx.
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