Urban Fiction Gets Wake Up Call

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Urban fiction gets wake up call from the streets

Urban fiction is getting a wake up call. The most common complaint starting to grow among urban fiction readers is; “The stories are all the same.” And because the authors are close to the streets (where their readers are) they are responding quickly. If you look on the street sellers tables on 125th street in Harlem NY, you will see new titles like, “The wife of a crack head.”

Alan Cramer, the author of the soon to be released book, “God Helps Those…” puts it like this, “Many people are tired about hearing about the so called glamorous side of the streets, especially if they have experienced the harsh realities. I was hooked on crack for ten years, so I know about those realities.

"The problem is a couple of major players in the drug game told their story, and now you have imitators retelling the same stories over and over again. How many times can you read, “I sold a lot of drugs, had a lot of girls, shot a lot of guys, made a lot of money, blah, blah, bling, bling… After a while it gets corny and plaid out.”

Alan Cramer is a recovering addict residing in New York City. His Book, “God Helps Those…” (ISBN 0-9753205-1-3) explores the urban scene from a different angle. It will be on the streets sometime in January. For more information go to http://bronxvillage.com, or contact: Abdul Malik at (646) 283-0980 Bronx Village Publishers P.O. Box 1021, Bronx, NY 10466; Books@bronxvillage.com.

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