Down These Mean Streets

Thomas, Piri, 1928-

Book - 1997
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Down These Mean Streets
The author recalls his early experiences with poverty and discrimination, his involvement with drugs and gangs, and his prison sentence for armed robbery which led to his rehabilitation and work with street gangs and drug addicts.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1997
Edition: 30th anniversary ed
ISBN: 0679781420
Branch Call Number: 974.71 T
Characteristics: x, 340 p. ; 21 cm.


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In his classic memoir, Nuyorican poet Piri Thomas describes growing up on the perilous streets of Spanish Harlem in the mid 20th century.

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Jul 08, 2014
  • jcasiano rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great story!


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