Rats in the Trees book.
Rats in the Trees book.
Jess Mowry (born March 27, 1960 near Starkville, Mississippi) is an American author of books and stories for children and young adults. He has written eighteen books and many short stories for and about black children and teens in a variety of genres, ranging from inner-city settings to the forests of Haiti. Many of the novels are set in Oakland, California (USA), and deal with contemporary themes such as crack cocaine, drug dealers, teenage sexuality, school dropouts, and coming-of-age.
It is the first book written by Jess Mowry and it very accurately describes what it was like to be a young black street kid in the late 1980s.
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Jess Mowry was born in 1960 near Starkville, Mississippi. When he was only a few months old his father took him to live in Oakland, California
Jess Mowry was born in 1960 near Starkville, Mississippi. When he was only a few months old his father took him to live in Oakland, California. Mowry has written twenty books and many short stories for and about black children and teens in a variety of genres, ranging from inner-city settings to the forests of Haiti and the African veldt. In 1990, Mowry's first collection of stories, 'Rats In The Trees,' won a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award and was also published in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. In 1991, Mowry's first novel, 'Children Of The Night,' was published by Holloway House in Los Angeles.
Information about the book, Rats In The Trees (Contemporary American Fiction): the Fiction, Paperback, by Jess . Book Description: From the author of the hip novel Way Past Cool come these moving, streetwise stories about wayward boys.
Information about the book, Rats In The Trees (Contemporary American Fiction): the Fiction, Paperback, by Jess Mowry (Penguin Books, May 01, 1993). Mowry captures with moving accuracy and rare insight the bravado, humor, and compassion born in young men struggling for dignity and love. Optioned for a feature film by John Singleton, director of Boyz ’n the Hood. More books like Rats In The Trees (Contemporary American Fiction) may be found by selecting the categories below: Fiction, Anthologies (Multiple Authors).
Rats in the trees: Stories. ISBN 9780936784816 (978-36784-81-6) Softcover, John Daniel & Company, 1990. Find signed collectible books: 'Rats in the trees: Stories'. Learn More at LibraryThing.
Rats in the Trees is a collection of interconnected short stories by Oakland based writer Jess Mowry. If you’ve never read it then consider this my official recommendation. If you need further persuasion then the following is a video of Div reading an excerpt.
So these short stories, which present a nuanced portrait of a prepubescent Oakland skate-punk gang, are all the more devastating for their superficial casualness. Now being reissued after the success of Jess Mowry’s 1992 novel, Way Past Cool, Rats in the Trees treats normality both as an occasional incursion ( I hope all the shootin’ get done before school start ) and as foundation: The Oakland kids perform the same cocky/frightened balancing act as the suburban squids they despise, only they do so in a place where.