Tantrum

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iUniverse, Feb 1, 2004 - Fiction - 240 pages
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"The Councilman" is a young, firebrand Philadelphia legislator in desperate search of identity. He is one day faced with an assassin's missing bullet and the soaking blood of a dying homeless man. Investigators scratch their heads and assume a "failed mob hit." But, there are even deadlier and more hidden powers at work...

"Tantrum" is the highly charged urban score of a young politician's remarkable fall from personal grace and his brief rise to public glory. It is a tale wrapped in fiery multi-narrative by a city gripped in violence. One story sheds light on the inner conflicts of an elected official. Unbeknownst to him is the evolving story of a trailing female assassin, a former lover and trained activist struggling to escape her difficult past. In between is a dramatic mix of compelling personalities as intriguing plots unfold.


""Tantrum" is a political thriller that keeps you guessing with every turn of the page. Ellison's talent for thought-provoking prose and vivid imagery make everything so real that the reader can't help looking over his shoulder.""--State Senator Peter C. Graff (D-Denver, CO), Exec. Director Center for African American Policy, Univ. of Denver "

""Tantrum" combines the political analysis of W.E.B. DuBois with the courage of James Baldwin, the storytelling brilliance of Richard Wright and the passion of Chester Hines."--"Craig A. Thompson, Esq.
Host of "The Front Page" on WEAA and "Profiles with Craig Thompson" on UPN-TV in Baltimore

""Tantrum" intrigues the reader with fast-moving wit and an intellectual soul tempered by street-wise observation."--"D.L. Chandler
Contributing Editor, Loosie Magazine

"Classic Ellisonian shotgun blast ofpolitics and rich hallucination."--"The Spleen Magazine"

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
13
Section 4
19
Section 5
29
Section 6
33
Section 7
36
Section 8
46
Section 19
128
Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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