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Down These Mean Streets

Written by Piri Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 25, 1997
Price: $14.95

Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused to acknowledge its African blood... Read more >

Exam Copy
Por estas calles bravas
(Down These Mean Streets Spanish-Language Edition)
Written by Piri Thomas


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: September 14, 1998
Price: $15.95

Translated by Suzanne Dod Thomas. Thirty years ago Piri Thomas made literary history with this lacerating, lyrical memoir of his coming of age on the streets of Spanish Harlem. Here was the testament of a born outsider: a Puerto Rican in English-speaking America; a dark-skinned morenito in a family that refused... Read more >
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