About my novel, “Streets of Rage,” soon to be released….

Streets of Rage is a coming of age story, but it is much more. It is a book about urban legends, about the mythology of the inner cities, right in the underbelly of New York City during a time when the City seemed to have lost its soul, when cities were dying all across America. In fact, two presidents, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, campaigned before a ruin on Charlotte Street in the South Bronx to underscore urban decay. In the midst of this decay, Cedric Carpenter, a teenager, looks to make sense of his life on the mean streets. He finds it in the teachings of the Five Percent Nation…. Streets of Rage is a book that William Faulkner would have written had he lived in the ‘hood during this period.

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About ezwaters

Award-winning poet, playwright and writer. Author of three books of poetry, "Black Shadows and Through the White Looking Glass: Remembrance of Things Past and Present"; "Sometimes Blue Knights Wear Black Hats"; "The Black Feminine Mystique," and a novel, "Streets of Rage." All four books are available on Amazon.com.
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