Whoreson by Donald Goines audiobook

Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp

By Donald Goines
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Blackstone Publishing 9780758273208
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From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentiethcentury comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today’s street litand hip-hop culture. After my ninthbirthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began tounderstand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing Icould do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn’t have changed it. Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful blackprostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he’s looked after by hisneighborhood’s imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve,his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology.By thirteen, Whoreson’s a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends,and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling tounderstand and live up to his mother’s words: “First be a man, then be a pimp.”

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Summary

Summary

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentiethcentury comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today’s street litand hip-hop culture.

After my ninthbirthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began tounderstand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing Icould do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn’t have changed it.

Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful blackprostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he’s looked after by hisneighborhood’s imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve,his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology.By thirteen, Whoreson’s a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends,and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling tounderstand and live up to his mother’s words: “First be a man, then be a pimp.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“All those [other black] writers, no matter how well they dealt with black experience, appealed largely to an educated, middle-class, largely white readership. They brought news of one place to the residents of another. Goines’ novels, on the other hand, are written from ground zero. They are almost unbearable. It is not the educated voice of a writer who has, so to speak, risen above his background. It is the voice of the ghetto itself.” Village Voice, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Donald Goines

Author Bio: Donald Goines

Donald Goines (1936–1974) was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English