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Review: Random Family

Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Random Family:
Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
432 pages (Scribner, 2004)

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc spent 11 years tracing the lives of two families as they dealt with the realities of existence in a New York ghetto. The result is an unforgettable book that immerses the reader in a world of poverty, drug deals, broken families, and the devastating effects of nearly every kind of physical and emotional abuse. Through her young subjects, the author...


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