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The Resource Shetani's sister, by Iceberg Slim ; introduction by Justin Gifford

Shetani's sister, by Iceberg Slim ; introduction by Justin Gifford

Label
Shetani's sister
Title
Shetani's sister
Statement of responsibility
by Iceberg Slim ; introduction by Justin Gifford
Title variation
Shetanis sister
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Summary
A newly discovered work from a former hustler who became an influential African-American author, tells the story of a deadly duel between a Los Angeles vice detective and street-wise master pimp who controls his whores with violence and heroin
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10439321
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Iceberg Slim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Street life
Target audience
adult
Label
Shetani's sister, by Iceberg Slim ; introduction by Justin Gifford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Black Lizard Trade Paperback Original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894491577
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101872598
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014037476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894491577
Label
Shetani's sister, by Iceberg Slim ; introduction by Justin Gifford
Publication
Note
"A Black Lizard Trade Paperback Original."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894491577
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101872598
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014037476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894491577

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