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The Dying Ground: A Hip-Hop Noir Novel Nichelle D. Tramble

The Dying Ground: A Hip-Hop Noir Novel

Nichelle D. Tramble

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Billy: dead. Felicia: missing.None of the words made sense together, but the doom Id expected announced itself. I felt iron in my mouth, like Id gargled with pennies, a taste like blood, a bitter taste that always followed bad news.The setting isMoreBilly: dead. Felicia: missing.None of the words made sense together, but the doom Id expected announced itself. I felt iron in my mouth, like Id gargled with pennies, a taste like blood, a bitter taste that always followed bad news.The setting is Oakland, 1989- the crack epidemic is at its height and turf wars are brewing. Maceo Redfield, currently on hiatus from college, is walking a fine line between respectability and involvement in Oaklands drug underworld. As he waits in the neighborhood barbershop, one of his closest childhood friends, Holly Ford, brings him the news of the murder of Billy Crane, the third member of their childhood trio and a successful drug dealer. Felicia, Billys girlfriend and Maceos true love, is on the run and suspected of setting up the hit. As he searches for Felicia and the answer to the mystery of Billys murder, Maceo is drawn deeper into a world in which dealers, players, and interlopers, obeying a code of honor all their own, engage in a deadly game to capture the heart of Oakland. When Maceo uncovers the truth about Billy, the story builds to a terrifying and painful climax.From the Trade Paperback edition.