Cake

D, Author . Akashic/The Armory $14.95 (139p) ISBN 978-1-933354-54-5

D tells it like it is in this brutal sequel to Got , deploying a second-person point of view to roughly riff on the life of a desperate man trying to stay alive and get control of his life. The nameless narrator is still haunted by the first woman he killed. In Atlanta, the ex-Brooklynite enrolls in college; hooks up with Jennifer, a student and smalltime drug dealer; hangs with cousin Duronté and wants to be “normal, even though you know in your heart that you’ll never be normal again.” D unflinchingly depicts the narrator’s longing “to control all the variables, where you can corner them and make them talk.” He sends his cousin away after a power struggle in Atlanta and returns to Brooklyn for a showdown with the men who have him on the run. The narrator finds a surprising if unwelcome closure and faces some ugly truths in D’s gritty street noir. (July)

Reviewed on: 03/17/2008
Release date: 07/01/2008
Genre: Fiction
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