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Paper Chasers [Paperback]

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This powerful novel follows The Fourth Crew, a close-knit group of young middle-class hustlers who prove that fast money, fast drugs, and fast women are not just limited to the projects and the ghetto. Original.

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Pages   320
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 4" Height: 6.75"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2007
Publisher   Urban Books
ISBN  1933967307  
ISBN13  9781933967301  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mark Anthony learned to love both books and mountains during childhood summers spent in a Colorado ghost town. Later he was trained as a palaeoanthropologist but along the way grew interested in a different sort of human evolution--the symbolic progress reflected in myth and the literature of the fantastic. He undertook Beyond the Pale to explore the idea that reason and wonder need not exist in conflict. Mark Anthony lives and writes in Colorado .

Mark Anthony currently resides in Denver, in the state of Colorado. Mark Anthony was born in 1966.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > United States
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > African American > General
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not impressed  Sep 17, 2007
i really didnt care for this book. i wouldnt say that it was a page turner b/c to me it wasnt. a lot of things made me mad about this book. i would have to say it was the mentality of the boys in this book. thats why i say that. the sad thing is thats the reality of todays world. it doesnt stop b/c the book stopped. A LOT of boys think like that. unfortunately their thinking doesnt change as they become men
The All Mighty Dollar  May 2, 2005
The Summer of 1991, a perfect back drop for this tale of ordinary guys tired of being just ordinary. But just where does the chase of the all mighty dollar lead this crew of life-long friends from Queens?

Holz the main character comes form a two parent home, has graduated high-school, has a job and a good girlfriend. But he will still fall to peer pressure and risk it all for material gain.

I've read a lot of books about friends venturing into illegal activites looking for the come-up. But what differs in Mr. Anthony's tale is the reality of the outcome of such ventures. Is there a price to pay for the fast life? Come follow the Fourth Crew and find out.

Excellent novel describing a very memorable summer in NYC and an unforgettable crew.

Good.   Jan 15, 2005
This book was execellent, definitley a page turner...I read it in two days.
For the love of money.  Sep 7, 2004
Taking his cue from the harsh realities of the streets, author Mark Anthony has brought to life an incredible work of fiction that brings to the forefront the horrors of fast living and ill begotten money. In 1991 when the drug epidemic was at an all time high, many Americans, from all walks of life, found themselves in some way touched by the ever reaching evils that accompanied the use and selling of illicit drugs. However, no one seemed to be as hard hit by the trafficking, distribution and use of drugs, and the violence it spewed, than the youth of America's inner cities. Hordes of young men and women were ruined and corrupted by the fleeting power and money that drugs brought to the streets. The Fourth Crew of Queens, New York was such a group. Young, talented and intelligent, they were a group of African-American men who were seduced then betrayed by the false promises of street-life.

The Fourth Crew started out as a group of neighborhood friends whose bond was as strong as that of blood brothers. By no means innocent, they were however, just a group of friends who enjoyed life and were there for one another when the ills of Queens would rear its ugly head. Things changed for these young men in the summer of 1991. Fed up with being second class to the guys on the streets with money and girls, the Fourth Crew decided to become drug kingpins. Once and for all they were determined to get the things they wanted in life: money, street-credibility and women. In order to achieve such ambitious goals, the once seemingly harmless members of the Fourth Crew would have to transform themselves into hardened criminals. Soon the tight-knit group would find themselves torn apart by murder, prison and betrayal.

Told through the eyes of young Mark Holsey, the Fourth Crew member with a heart of gold, PAPER CHASERS is a page-turner that captivates from the first page. Mark Anthony takes you on a journey that is exciting and heartbreaking. Although street-life has been a popular theme in contemporary fiction, Mark Anthony's novel stands out from the rest. PAPER CHASERS is action-packed, sleek and intelligent. The novel delivers a true message about the ills of life on the streets, without being preachy or judgmental. The characters were non-stereotypical and believable. I found myself riveted and saddened by what eventually became of some of the characters. By novel's end I was captivated and touched by Mark Anthony's writing style and sense of story-telling .

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When's the movie??!!  May 21, 2004
This author makes the reader experience the story while reading the book. The excitement, the drama and the problems are so real! Mark Anthony communicates the art of telling a rich tale and bringing the characters to life. The writing is lighting quick, rough and unapologetic. This book is a essential for ALL book clubs! I truly enjoyed this book. When is the next???

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