East Bay Grease

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Macmillan, Feb 15, 2000 - Fiction - 248 pages
8 Reviews
In Eric Miles Williamson's debut novel, young T-Bird Murphy seeks to gain a foothold in the turbulent and menacing world of 60's and 70's Oakland. While his mother runs with Hell's Angel's bikers, T-Bird falls beneath the men's fists and favors, finds solace and hope in the slightest of rewards, and seeks to survive. Soon, his ex-con father returns to town, and what follows is a raw, powerful, poetic story of one boy's passage into adulthood.
  

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User Review  - Alicia - Goodreads

Insightful and impressive, good coming of age story with strong Oakland details. Read full review

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User Review  - Jacob - Goodreads

EMW was my english professor at UCM years ago. He was an interesting teacher. Although it's marked fiction, this book chronicles his youth in Oakland during the height of the Hell's Angels' popularity ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
14
Section 3
28
Section 4
39
Section 5
59
Section 6
75
Section 7
88
Section 8
109
Section 9
133
Section 10
151
Section 11
170
Section 12
189
Section 13
213
Section 14
229
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About the author (2000)

Eric Miles Williamson's work has been published in numerous literary magazines, has been awarded an NEA grant, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A native of Oakland, he lives with his wife and daughter in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

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