By Seth Morgan
Seth Morgan's frenzied, addictive stroll at the wild part of Eighties San Francisco
whilst strip-joint barker Joe Speaker unwittingly steals a sixty-nine-carat blue diamond, he turns into enmeshed in a blackmail-and-murder conspiracy that starts with the savage slaying of pricy name lady Gloria Monday. by surprise Joe's a sought after guy. Hunted via a murderous pimp often called child Jewels Moses and a continuing murder cop named Tarzon, Joe finally ends up taking the rap and getting sentenced to 3 years. yet it's in felony that the true difficulty begins.
An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the reduce depths, Homeboy is a tricky, eye-opening examine San Francisco through the AIDS epidemic. half memoir and half richly conceived paintings of mind's eye, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like natural poetry and celebrates an unusual expertise on the top of his storytelling powers.
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Sidney lowered his voice in the habitual manner of a man who is, by virtue of his profession, an accomplice after the fact to innumerable felonies. “They’re raiding you tomorrow night. Luckily our man in Muni Court informed me. ” Baby Jewels set down the jeweler’s glass and popped a lozenge in his cupidsbow mouth. That cloying lavender bloom always reminded Sidney of a mortuary. “Tch,” went the disembodied baby voice. “Those shleppers in Faria’s office might just as well hire skywriters, Sidney.
A wind nudged the shade; the slice contracted like a junkie’s pupil. “Rooski’s holed up somewheres. ” “And? . ” 26 S eth M or gan He lowered his gaze. “I dont know. Christ, I just dont know,” and fear seeped from his eyes. Kitty stared at him. Comprehension congealed, drawing her face into a mask of sorrow. Shaking her head, she shoved off the dresser and stood naked at the room’s center, arms akimbo and hands backward on her hips, bunching together her heavy breasts with their nipples still lipsticked from the night before.
Miss Bliss was wrong about Joe, she didn’t understand. With others he might be the way she said, but not with Rooski, his truliest homey. The Barker was magic almost. He could make down seem up and low look high; and bad so good you scoffed at anything better. If there was any swingin’ dick who could save Rooski this time, it was the Barker.