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Marcus Burke

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Marcus Burke grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. A standout athlete, he attended prep school at Brimmer and May and was recruited to play basketball at Susquehanna University, where he played varsity for all four years. But a knee injury limited his playing time, so he took up fiction writing instead and was accepted at the Iowa Writers Workshop, where he was awarded a grant in honor of James Alan McPherson from the University of Iowa MacArthur Foundation Fund. He lives in Iowa City, Iowa.

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Team Seven

Written by Marcus Burke


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $15.95

Just south of Boston in Milton, Massachusetts, Andre Battel is growing away from his Jamaican family, discovering genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falling into dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. But when Andre and his crew fall behind on payments, dire and violent consequences await... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Team Seven
A Novel
Written by Marcus Burke


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $25.95

Wildly popular films from the crime dramas Menace II Society and New Jack City to the comedies Friday and Barbershop have portrayed the realities of black inner-city life with honesty, empathy, and strong plotting. So why are there so few parallel examples to be found in contemporary American fiction? Into that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Team Seven
A Novel
Written by Marcus Burke


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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