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  • Brown, Claude.
    MANCHILD IN THE PROMISED LAND.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1965.) dj. Hardcover - Although this autobiography of growing up poor and black in Harlem is now a classic at the time it was written, when Brown was still a young writer, just barely out of Harlem, it was revolutionary and enlightening book. His goal was to "talk about the first Northern urban generation of Negroes... to talk about the experience of a misplaced generation, of a misplaced people in an extremely complex, confused society." . 415 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and reading wear, but in a dustjacket with tape repairs to the end of the spine of the dj, price-clipped, etc. Despite the flaws, a sturdy and good reading copy.

    Book ID: 37354
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  • MORITURI. by Khadra, Yasmina (pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul
    Khadra, Yasmina (pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul
    MORITURI.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    London: Toby Press, (2003). First edition - "This remarkable roman policier introduces us to the formidable and yet very human detective-writer, Superintendent Llob. In his search for the missing daughter of Ghoul Malek, one of the top power brokers in Algiers, Llob must traverse the fear-filled streets of Algiers, from the dens of the drug pushers to those of the cruel and fanatical Islamic fundamentalists. The poverty and constant terror and suspicion endemic to Algiers, torn apart by civil war, is set against contrasting glimpses of the corrupt and luxurious high society. The memory of the serene and beautiful Algiers that was makes the current situation all the more heartbreaking. More than just an outstanding mystery novel, Khadra paints…

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    London: Toby Press, (2003). First edition - "This remarkable roman policier introduces us to the formidable and yet very human detective-writer, Superintendent Llob. In his search for the missing daughter of Ghoul Malek, one of the top power brokers in Algiers, Llob must traverse the fear-filled streets of Algiers, from the dens of the drug pushers to those of the cruel and fanatical Islamic fundamentalists. The poverty and constant terror and suspicion endemic to Algiers, torn apart by civil war, is set against contrasting glimpses of the corrupt and luxurious high society. The memory of the serene and beautiful Algiers that was makes the current situation all the more heartbreaking. More than just an outstanding mystery novel, Khadra paints an unforgettable picture of the tragedy of modern Algeria." Khadra - a former Algerian army officer now living in exile - chose to write under the pseudonym of a woman to protect his identity. Translated from the French by David Herman. Not easy reading, but highly recommended. Glossary of Arabic terms. vii, 137 pp.

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    Condition: Very good (some curling to the edge of the front cover, no spine creasing, clean and tight). Issued as a paperback original.

    Book ID: 59421
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  • MAN EATER. by Shannon, Ray (pseudonym of Gar Anthony Haywood)
    Shannon, Ray (pseudonym of Gar Anthony Haywood)
    MAN EATER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An LA Noir thriller - a fast and furious novel - sometimes violent, sometimes funny - set in Hollywood, featuring Ronnie Deal, who finds her career detoured when she intervenes in a drug deal gone bad. SIGNED on the title page. The first book written by award-winning writer Gar Anthony Haywood under this pseudonym. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149767.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62317
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  • SAVAGES. by Winslow, Don.
    Winslow, Don.
    SAVAGES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2010) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel which pits small time marijuana dealers in Laguna Beach against a Mexican drug cartel. Basis of the Oliver Stone movie starring Blake Lively, Taylor Kitsch, John Travolta. 289 pp. ISBN: 978-1439183366.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73363
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