Black Girl Lost

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Holloway House Publishing Company, 1994 - African Americans - 207 pages
21 Reviews
Tells the raw tale of Sandra, a young girl alone on the streets of Los Angeles. A shocking, searing novel of life in the ghetto - a dark, despair-ridden world where anything goes and trouble comes in all shapes and sizes. Sandra took to the streets when she was just eight years old, fighting off the pangs of hunger by shoplifting; by her teens she was dealing drugs to keep body and soul together and then she met Chink and discovered love and affection - and abuse and murder!

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User Review  - Alexis - Goodreads

Last night was my second time reading this book. I loved it as if it was my first time. Donald Goines is not the greatest writer, but he's a brilliant storyteller. I love his characters and his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tracy Onze - Goodreads

The book is well-written; I just struggled with the content. It's hard to be smacked in the face with harsh reality, but it's also necessary to be aware of the truth. For many, life is far from a fairytale. Read full review

About the author (1994)

Donald Goines (1936 1974) was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

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