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Whoreson: the story of a ghetto pimp

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The gripping story of Whoreson James, the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown john. Corrupted by the violent Ghetto world, at the age of sixteen he is a fully fledged pimp: cold blooded and ruthless. A startling insight into the mean streets of the tough inner city by America's number one author of the genre.
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Full title whoreson the story of a ghetto pimp
Author goines donald
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author Goines, Donald, 1937-1974.
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From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture.

After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it.

Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: "First be a man, then be a pimp."

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subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction, Pimps -- Fiction, Prostitution -- Fiction
title_display Whoreson : the story of a ghetto pimp
title_full Whoreson : the story of a ghetto pimp / Donald Goines, Whoreson The Story of a Ghetto Pimp
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title_sub the story of a ghetto pimp
topic_facet African American Fiction, African Americans, Fiction, Literature, Pimps, Prostitution, Urban Fiction