Author Reveals Reality of America’s Inner Cities

One young man’s struggles chronicled in “A Dying Breed Volume 1”

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As DeShaun walked, noticing each detail of the filaments, he heard footsteps. They were moving really quickly. He thought nothing of it at first, but he decided to turn and look just in case there was any danger.

FLORISSANT, Mo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2012

A determined young man tries to make a better life for himself while growing up in the inner city in “A Dying Breed Volume 1: From the Bright Lights Series” (published by AuthorHouse), the gritty new urban fiction by Darian Wigfall.

DeShaun is an 11-year-old boy with a special talent for painting. Growing up in a rough inner city neighborhood comes with daily challenges for the aspiring young artist, and DeShaun knows he must stay focused and on the right path in order to succeed. He struggles to resist becoming involved in the gang life that he’s already lost a friend and older brother to:

“As DeShaun walked, noticing each detail of the filaments, he heard footsteps. They were moving really quickly. He thought nothing of it at first, but he decided to turn and look just in case there was any danger.

As soon as he turned his head, he heard a loud “crack”! Pain emanated from his right eye. When the stars cleared from his vision, he found himself on the ground being kicked and punched relentlessly.

Between blows, DeShaun rolled on his back to see who was attacking him. It was Tony and a few other gang members.

“Please . . . stop,” he muttered, barely able to speak.

“This is never gonna stop! This is for the loss you caused,” Tony said as he kicked him again.

“My cousin died because you distracted him from his job! Now you can either pay, or join us and earn your keep,” Tony said as he kicked DeShaun one more time.

“You better figure out a way to take care of business, or else I’ll make sure your precious art NEVER gets seen again!” Tony shouted.”

Filled with characters facing situations that many readers will relate to, “A Dying Breed Volume 1” takes a realistic approach as it explains what it’s like to be young growing up in American urban neighborhoods.

About the Author
Darian Wigfall graduated from the University of Missouri Columbia and relocated to St. Louis, Mo., where he resides today. Wigfall works in a research lab and has devoted his time to working with numerous organizations, including UrbanFUTURE, the Diversity Awareness Partnership and the Universal African People’s Organization.

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