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Author Goodman, Matthew Aaron, 1975-

Title Hold love strong : a novel / Matthew Aaron Goodman.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.

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Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC GOODMAN, M    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Adult Fiction  GOODMAN    Check Shelf
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Description 358 pages ; 24 cm
Summary Set Black History icon Abraham was born on the bathroom floor of an apartment in the projects in Queens to a 13-year-old unwed mother. His grandmother, aunt Rhonda, also an unwed teenage mother, and young cousin Donnel helped to deliver him into a family and community that would slowly be overcome by crack addiction. When his uncle Roosevelt, a basketball star everyone sees as destined for the NBA and the family's ticket out of the projects, is caught up in drug trading, all of their prospects plunge. Abraham watches his mother, Angela, succumb to drugs, alternately loving and hating her, searching for her in crack dens and hoping she'll never come home. All the while, Abraham loves his family - the Singletons- as they suffer, with the strongest overcoming prison, poverty, and drugs.
Subject African American young men -- Fiction.
African American families -- Fiction.
Poor families -- Fiction.
Drug addiction -- Fiction.
Low-income housing -- Fiction.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9781416562030
1416562036
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