Animal: Animal Series, Book 1

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What happens to the children that the world throws away? Tayshawn Torres is a child born in the slums and cursed by the sins of his parents. His mother is a notorious drug addict and whore, more concerned with getting her next high than she is with his well-being. His stepfather hates him so much that he literally treats him like an animal. Tayshawn is forced to sleep in a cage and scavenge for scraps of food wherever he can find them. Because of his squalid appearance, he is also the object of ridicule by all of the neighborhood kids who have given him the nickname "Animal." The only person to ever show him the slightest bit of kindness is his older brother, Justice. Justice keeps him out of harm's way the best he can; however, when Justice is taken from his life, Tayshawn finds he is alone in the streets. With his guardian angel gone, he is now at the mercy of the world Justice tried to protect him from. Tayshawn quickly learns that if he is to survive the jungle, he will have to adapt. Love and companionship constantly elude Tayshawn, but death and heartache cling to him like a second skin. Gradually, the layers of the frightened child he had been are stripped away until there is nothing left of Tayshawn, and all that remains is Animal.
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Grouping Title animal
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display_description Three years after narrowly escaping a one way trip to the gas chamber, the fugitive known only as Animal finds himself drawn back to the scene of the crime: Harlem. Throughout his entire time in exile, the only thing that kept Animal going was the thought that he would one day be reunited with his soul mate, Gucci--but one bullet changed everything. When his enemies tried to murder Gucci, they crossed the line, so he vowed to cross them all. While Gucci teeters between life and death, Animal sets out on a bloody mission fueled by love and orchestrated by bullets. There will be no more innocents. Alliances are formed and secrets uncovered while Animal wages his personal war on the streets of Harlem, with the end result revealing one great truth: he is only a small piece in a much larger puzzle.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Audiobooks, Fugitives from justice -- Fiction, Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Revenge -- Fiction, Suspense fiction, American, Urban fiction
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topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Audiobooks, Fiction, Fugitives from justice, Revenge, Suspense fiction, American, Urban Fiction, Urban fiction