The Underbelly

The Underbelly

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Description

Providing insight on homelessness, political corruption, and the potential effects of gentrification, this urban noir tells the tough story of Magrady, a semi-homeless Vietnam veteran in Los Angeles. As he searches for a friend who has gone missing from Skid Row and who may be involved in a dangerous scheme, Magrady must deal with take-no-prisoners community organizers, an unflinching cop from his past, frequent flashbacks of war, an elderly sexpot, the drug culture, and the perils of chili cheese fries at midnight. A rollicking interview with the author wherein he discusses ghetto literature, politics, noir and the proletariat, and the unknown future of books, is also included.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 125 x 189 x 10.16mm | 166g
  • Oakland, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 1604862068
  • 9781604862065
  • 1,610,522

Review quote

"The slimness of the edition belies the effort PM Press has made to contextualize radical narratives, with an interview and other supplementary materials included in the volume" --Molly Odintz, http: //crimereads.com/
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About Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips is the author of Bangers, The Jook, and Violent Spring. He is a former union representative and south central Los Angeles community organizer. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Rating details

50 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 26% (13)
4 36% (18)
3 32% (16)
2 6% (3)
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