The Resource Team seven : a novel, Marcus Burke, (electronic resource)

Team seven : a novel, Marcus Burke, (electronic resource)

Label
Team seven : a novel
Title
Team seven
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Burke
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wildly popular films from the crime dramas Menace II Society and New Jack City to the comedies Friday and Barbershop have portrayed the realities of black inner-city life with honesty, empathy, and strong plotting. So why are there so few parallel examples to be found in contemporary American fiction' Into that embarrassing vacuum steps Marcus Burke with this literarily accomplished, autobiographically tinged coming-of-age/family drama with an undeniably authentic feel for place and language, and character. Set in the town of Milton south of Boston, Team Seven follows young Andre Battel from age eight through his teenage years as he grows away from his Jamaican family, discovers genuine prowess on the basketball court, and eventually falls into a routine of dealing drugs for the local street gang, Team Seven. This drug connection will have potentially dire and violent consequences for Andre and his crew when he falls behind on his payments, leading to an action-packed climax. The story is told primarily through Andre's voice, but we also see things through the voices and points of view of his mother Ruby, a hard-working medical secretary, his older sister Nina, his mostly not-there-/usually-drunk-and-high father Eddie, a halfhearted reggae musician, and Reggie and Smoke, the kingpins of competing drug crews. What emerges is a rich portrait of a black family, a black community, and one young boy/man poised between youthful innocence and ambiguous experience
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burke, Marcus
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3602.U755245
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • Fiction
  • African American teenagers
  • Basketball players
  • Drug traffic
  • City and town life
  • Inner cities
  • FICTION / General
Label
Team seven : a novel, Marcus Burke, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=24736D97-A867-442B-9485-B03EBF62462D
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306564298
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
587680
Publisher number
EB00157038
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869301957
Label
Team seven : a novel, Marcus Burke, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=24736D97-A867-442B-9485-B03EBF62462D
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781306564298
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
587680
Publisher number
EB00157038
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869301957

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