Donald Goines

Whoreson

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Originally published in 1972 by Holloway House.

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Originally published in 1972 by Holloway House.From one of the most revolutionary writers of the 20th century, the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today’s street lit and hip hop culture.
 
Whoreson

“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.”

“All those [other black] writers, no matter how well they dealt with black experience, appealed largely to an educated, middle-class, largely white readership. They brought news of one place to the residents of another. Goines’ novels, on the other hand, are written from ground zero. They are almost unbearable. It is not the educated voice of a writer who has, so to speak, risen above his background. It is the voice of the ghetto itself.”
—Michael Covino,  The Village Voice

Specifications

Publisher
Kensington
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
320
Author
Donald Goines
Title
Whoreson
ISBN-13
9780758273208
Publication Date
March, 2012
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
8.27 x 5.51 x 0.98 Inches
ISBN-10
0758273207

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The extraordinary, gut...

The extraordinary, gut-wrenching tale of the son of a prostitute who resorts to a life of bloodlust in the criminal slums of Detroit-the author's Nativity. I actually read Whoreson a few weeks after I'd completed Dopefiend. Goines was literary genius.


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