The Last Street Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 2007 - Fiction - 401 pages
13 Reviews
OMAR TYREE DOES IT AGAIN!

The Philadelphia-born author, who jumpstarted the urban fiction craze more than a dozen years ago with Flyy Girl, presents the riveting new tale of Shareef Crawford, a celebrated writer of romantic fiction, who leaves his sunny mansion in South Florida and returns to his Harlem roots to pen a true crime book that may just end his life.

Craving more respect for his craft as a writer, particularly from his peer group of urban men, Shareef allows an enticing female fan to pitch him a no-holds-barred tell-all about an imprisoned Harlem gangster who admires Shareef's writing. With insane courage and an iron will, Shareef, the street-smart intellectual, finally gets a chance to write something more edgy and noteworthy.

However, the Harlem streets he returns to in 2006 have changed, and the stakes of survival are higher now than they've ever been. Amid the rise of high-priced condominiums, a changing population, young criminals gunning to make names for themselves, and old criminals fighting to become legitimate businessmen, Shareef finds himself caught in a real-life thriller where past foes become friends, and trusted friends become dangerous foes. Nevertheless, the Harlem legend is hell-bent to do anything he can to gain the respect on the streets that his career as a writer of women's fiction has failed to give him.

The Last Street Novel is another urban classic as only Tyree, the self-proclaimed Urban Griot, can write them!

  

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User Review  - Iasia - Goodreads

i immensely enjoyed reading this book the way it started out seems like a plot from a movie and it grabbed me from there on out Read full review

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User Review  - Sonia Brewster - Goodreads

I had purchased this book quite some time ago and had not read it because it seemed that Omar had changed up the entire demeanor of his books. Whereas I like the 'real deal' urban books.....it just ... Read full review

Contents

Harlem 2006
1
Times Square
7
The Proposition
29
Another Novel
49
Florida
68
Mortality
88
Harlem Research
108
Up North
125
The Heat Is On
197
Walking the Walk
208
The Kingdome
220
The Plot Thickens
244
Whose Side Is Safe?
270
The Morning After
296
Tough Decisions
354
Working the Plans
383

Back in Harlem
137
Crossing Paths
154
BabyG
179
What Now?
394
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About the author (2007)

New York Timesbestselling authorOmar Tyreeis the winner of the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work -- Fiction, and of the 2006 Phillis Wheatley Literary Award for Body of Work in Urban Fiction. His books includeBoss Lady, Diary of a Groupie, Leslie, Just Say No!, For the Love of Money, Sweet St. Louis, Single Mom, A Do Right Man, andFlyy Girl. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. To learn more about Omar Tyree, visit his website at www.omartyree.com.

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