BY PEARCE HANSEN
By K. Robert Einarson
Speedy has been released from prison and is heading home.
But when he gets back, he finds his little brother a homeless
crack addict and his best friend working an underground
punk club. But when a couple of childhood friends are chained
and tossed in the river, Speedy and his friends know they
need to deliver some payback. But soon things go from bad
to worse and Speedy know he needs use everything he knows
to set things right.
Pearce Hansen's bio let's you know this isn't just any work
of fiction. The characters, descriptions of life on the
street aren't just from his imagination but bore from real
life experience. Hansen's difficult past gives his prose
an authentic raw and unfiltered feel. This isn't the San
Francisco area from the post cards but a nasty dark place
that doesn't forgive or forget easily.
But don't confuse fact and fiction. This is not autobiographical
nor is it a memoir. Instead it is a look into a world that
most people look away from. His style is raw and yet refined
at the same time.
I suggest that anyone who wants to read a story that might
change the way they look at crime fiction to pick up a copy
of Street Raised.
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