340 pp. | paper only | $12.00
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. Includes a new afterword by the author and a