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Carlito's way : rise to power

by Torres, Edwin, 1931-

Format: Print Book 2005
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Wilkinsburg Public Library Fiction FIC TOR AAF
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
 
Collection  Fiction
 
Call Number  FIC TOR AAF
 
 
Summary
This powerful, gritty, and vivid novel is the unforgettable story of Carlito Brigante, a Harlem drug dealer in the 1960s, and his rise to the top. Drug dealer, thief, and murdered, Carlito Brigante was once just another Spanish Harlem street punk with a poor boy's dream of flash and fast money -- but as he gets older he determines that it's either take or be taken, and he knows which role he intends to play. Soon he's a mob-connected professional with an easy charm, joie de vivre, stubborn pride, and hair-trigger temper. But the rules change rapidly in a sudden-death world of scams, sell-outs, and payback, where only the strongest and smartest predator can be king of the barrio. And when there's a major changing of the guard in the top echelons of the mob, Carlito will have some hard choices to make. Taut, thrilling, and a joy to read, Carlito's Way established a voice that has lost none of its vivid color or power to enthrall.
Additional Information
Subjects Hispanic American criminals -- Fiction.
Organized crime -- Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Publisher New York :2005
Language English
Description 196 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 0802170129
9780802170125
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