The Warriors

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Grove Press, 1965 - Fiction - 181 pages
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The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the 1960s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. The crowd of miscreants turns violent after a prominent gang leader is killed and chaos prevails over the attempt at order. The Warriors follows the Dominators making their way back to their home territory without being killed. The police are prowling the city in search of anyone involved in the mayhem. An exhilarating novel that examines New York City teenagers, left behind by society, who form identity and personal strength through their affiliation with their "family," The Warriors weaves together social commentary with ancient legends for a classic coming-of-age tale. This edition includes a new introduction by the author.
 

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So different from the movie and just as fantastic. Yorick says it well himself, that the movie is "trashy but beautifully filmed." But the book—the book is violent and true, there is no beautiful ... Read full review

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it is a very good book its just like the movie.
BEST BOOK EVER MADE AND THE BEST MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Contents

III
3
IV
7
V
13
VI
33
VII
44
VIII
50
IX
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X
69
XII
103
XIII
115
XIV
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XV
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XVI
135
XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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About the author (1965)

Sol Yurick is the author of several novels, including Ferting, which was also made into a feature Hollywood film. He has been a writer, intellectual, and political activist his whole life.

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