East Bay Grease

East Bay Grease

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Young T-Bird Murphy seeks to gain a foothold in the turbulent and menacing world of 60s and 70s Oakland. While his mother runs with Hell's Angels bikers, T-Bird falls beneath the men's fists and favours, finds solace and hope in the slightest of rewards, and seeks to survive.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 17mm | 219g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 port.
  • 0747545383
  • 9780747545385
  • 698,033

Review quote

"This novel is a lively--not to say wrenching--contribution to a seldom recognized genre: the Internal Combustion Novel...Williamson's writing becomes transcendent. His prose cuts loose in torrid rhythms that evoke the peril and exuberance of jazz.""--"Sally Eckhoff," The New York Times Book Review" "[A] rowdy first novel. Onward!"--John Skow, "Time" "This is an exceptional novel...resonant...Williamson skillfully creates a unique narrative. With sparse dialogue and T-Bird's original, daring voice, the novel proves to be a remarkable literary debut."--Neil Giordano, "Newsday "show more

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156 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (63)
3 17% (27)
2 6% (10)
1 1% (2)
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