Whoreson: the story of a ghetto pimp
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|Grouping Title||whoreson the story of a ghetto pimp|
|Grouping Author||goines donald|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-20 00:30:31AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-20 01:21:46AM|
|author||Goines, Donald, 1937-1974.|
|detailed_location_catalog||Annex - Adult Fiction|
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."
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780758273208, 9780870679544, 9780870679711, 9780870679940, 9781481596657|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000129289|Book|Books|Original Holloway House ed.|English|Holloway House,|2002, c1972.|319 p. ; 18 cm., overdrive:f576e250-af7c-4291-b1a6-4f8369cf87e4|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2013||
|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|
|title_sub||the story of a ghetto pimp|
|topic_facet||African American Fiction, African Americans, Fiction, Literature, Pimps, Prostitution, Urban Fiction|