Understand This

Understand This

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Baker & Taylor
An unsentimental novel depicts true-to-life characters in a south central Los Angeles community who struggle for integrity and self-respect in an environment of gangs, guns, drugs, and death.

University of California Press
Jervey Tervalon's novel about young people in South Central Los Angeles grows out of his experience teaching in a high school there and his pain at the death of one of his favorite students.

"Gritty and gripping, Understand This marks the debut of a powerful new voice in American fiction."--Henry Louis Gates Jr., author of The Signifying Monkey

"Lean, wire-tight, and dazzlingly structured, Tervalon's Understand This is a book for our times."--José Saldívar, author of Border Matters


Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2000 printing
ISBN: 9780520223554
0520223551
Characteristics: 271 p. ; 21 cm

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