Edgewater Angels

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2002 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Set in the projects of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer, a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do. In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf, and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life, Sunny ekes out survival amidst an incomparable cast of characters, including a husbandless mother, violence-prone uncles, and a cadre of strangely endearing men either headed for jail or out on parole. Written in original riff-like prose, Meallet gives us a unique story that is serious yet playful, daring in aim, and absolutely captivating.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Irony, cynicism, realism—even a touch of magical realism—blend together in this coming-of-age debut set in the projects of Los Angeles. Sunny Toomer, the 12-year-old narrator, is at once wise beyond ... Read full review

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However, in Meallet's semiautobiographical first novel, Sonny Toomer describes his experiences with a sense of humor and a warmth that entice the reader into the San Pedro, CA, slums. Nothing about ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

SANDRO MEALLET grew up in the projects of San Pedro, California, attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, on a basketball scholarship, and earned an MFA from The New School for Social Research and an MFA from Johns Hopkins University. He lives in California.

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