Shetani's Sister by Iceberg Slim audiobook

Shetani's Sister

By Iceberg Slim
Read by Korey Jackson  and Justin Gifford

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664449602

  • ISBN: 9781664557437

Runtime: 7.29 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the multi-million copy master of vernacular black literature and pioneeer of hip hop culture, a masterpiece of crime fiction set in Los Angeles' meanest, toughest streets. Here is the newly discovered novel by Iceberg Slim, the creator and undisputed master of African-American "street literature," a man who profoundly influenced hip hop and rap culture and probably has sold more books than any other black American author of the twentieth century (not that he saw the royalties from those sales). In many ways Iceberg Slim's most mature fictional work, Shetani's Sister relates, in taut, evocative vernacular torn straight from the street corner, the deadly duel between two complex anitheroes: Sergeant Russell Rucker, an LAPD vice detective attempting to clean up street prostitution and police corruption, and Shetani (Swahili for Satan), a veteran master pimp who controls his stable of whores with violence and daily doses of heroin.

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Author Bio: Iceberg Slim

Author Bio: Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim  (1918–1992), a.k.a. Robert Beck, was born in Chicago and initiated into the life of the pimp at age eighteen. He briefly attended the Tuskegee Institute but dropped out to return to the streets of the South Side, where he remained, pimping, until he was forty-two. After several stints in jail, culminating in a ten-month stay in Cook County, he decided to give up the life and turned to writing. With a family to feed, he folded his life into the pages of Pimp, which emerged as a definitive chronicle of street life. Slim was catapulted into the public eye as a new American hero, known for speaking the truth whether that truth was ugly, sexy, rude, or blunt. He published six more books based on his life and different aspects of the ghetto black, pimp community. Slim died at age seventy-three in 1992, one day before the Los Angeles riots.

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Author Bio: Justin Gifford

Author Bio: Justin Gifford

Justin Gifford is a professor of American literature and African American culture at the University of Nevada, Reno. His courses focus on zombies in American culture and hard-boiled detective fiction of the post-WWII era.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.29
Audience: Adult
Language: English