Diamonds and Pearl / K'wan.
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- ISBN: 9781250102614 (softcover)
- ISBN: 1250102618 (softcover)
- Physical Description: vi, 406 pages ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2016.
"They say that good girls like bad boys, and this was especially true for Pearl Stone. A child born of privilege to a drug baron and reputed killer known in the streets as Big Stone. Although the flashy, fast-paced nature of the streets calls to Pearl, she's been brought up to look but not touch. But when a young hustler named Diamonds crawls up from the swamps of Louisiana and sets up shop in New York City, everything Pearl was taught flies out the window. Raised in the wild and schooled on the mean streets of New Orleans, Diamonds is no stranger to hard times and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay above the poverty line, including kill. When a robbery turned mass murder goes wrong, Diamonds is forced to flee New Orleans and lands in New York where he meets Pearl, and for the first time finds something he craves more than wealth and power...love. As the stakes get higher, Diamonds has to push away his past if he's to grab hold of his future--but by doing so, will he show Pearl that all that glitters isn't gold?"-- Provided by publisher.
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Diamonds is a young gangster determined to rise out of New Orleans' muck following Hurricane Katrina; his loyal crew follows him on a murderous crime spree first to Texas and then over to Florida, but this up-and-coming hustler has his eyes on the big prizeâNew York City's drug game. Meanwhile, 17-year-old Pearl, daughter of Harlem drug kingpin Big Stone, is wilding out with risky sexual encounters and hitting nightclubs with her girl pals. Soon enough Diamonds and Pearl cross paths, and a thunderbolt of lust strikes in a Romeo and Juliet way. Setting this tale apart from just another hood shoot-âem-up are well-developed secondary characters loyal to the main players. Buda, Diamonds's right-hand man, is fueled by an alcohol rage, itching to kill and kill again. On the other side, Knowledge, a force behind Big Stone, protects Pearl and studies how the streets are buzzing from Diamond's cruelty. Mix in more than a few ooo-la-la sexual trysts and the result is top-notch street lit. VERDICT The author of Hood Rat and Gutter excels in his latest title, and his ear for street slang remains sharp and on point. The abrupt ending leaves readers thirsty for more. Let's hope there's a sequel in the mix as this is one of the top urban fiction novels of the year.âRollie Welch, Lehigh Acres, FL (c) Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.