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Comin’ Up

Shel Weinstein

Pages: 508
ISBN: 978-145755-428-5
List Price: 16.99
Category: Fiction
Available: May 2017
Edition: Perfectbound

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It is 1949, the threshold of the fabulous fifties. You can get a pack of cigarettes and a gallon of gas for half a buck. And, you only have to work an hour to earn that amount. The girls who do it all swear they “only did it once before” and virginity is considered a prized possession. Most guns have just six bullets and there are only three categories of drugs with which to deal; alcohol, uppers and downers. The police still think Miranda is just a girl’s name, and no one cares if the cops use extra energy to keep the lower elements in line.
This book follows the lives of six boys who try to break the shackles of poverty. The lessons they learn as they struggle their way to manhood are as important today as they were back then.

“Things was different when I was Comin’ Up.” Shel Weinstein was born and raised in Hyde Park on Chicago’s Southside. He now resides in Oxnard, California.
Writer of the popular Henry Fox adventure/mystery series, Left Cross, In Murder’s Wake and To Die for Art, Comin’ Up is Shel’s first literary novel.
Questions and comments: contact Shel at shelandpat@ verizon.net or on Facebook.

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