Author Charlie T. Smith’s new book “70802” unravels an engrossing read of a young man’s life and the fight he endures in the rough streets of his hometown.

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Recent release “70802” from Page Publishing author Charlie T. Smith is a brilliant tale about Vietnam, better known as Li’l One Gone, as he lives his life entangled in the darker side of the streets where madness, violence, and things nowhere legal live on.

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Charlie T. Smith, a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; has completed his new book “70802”: a riveting venture into the life story of a street-grown boy who continues to navigate his way through the messy gutters that raised him, hoping to find something better in a place he called home.
Smith writes, “It is a practiced belief that it takes a community to raise the youth of that community. But what happens to the youth of that community if the people of the community and the very soil the community is built on are corrupted? Vietnam G. Franklin, also known as Li’l One Gone, was conceived through a mixture of heated passion laced with a dose of intoxicants. Born into a community rampant with crime and violence, a place where the consumption of illegal drugs is more prevalent to the substance of life to the occupants of the community than food and water are; trying to find his way; rejected, ridiculed, and despised by his peers; an introvert by circumstance roaming the streets solo, trying to find his way, Li’l One Gone often finds himself in the company of the neighborhood movers and shakers. Pulled in under their wings, thrown into the hustle and bustle of the streets, schooled by them on the ways of the game and the arts of the streets called the life, will Li’l One Gone rise to the top of the cesspool of the streets, or will he be met with the same fate of the ones who tucked him in underneath their wings?”
Published by Page Publishing, Charlie T. Smith’s exciting narrative is a look into a life raised on the streets where uproar and violence runs its course. Here, readers can explore the journey of Li’l One Gone as he plays the game of life.
Readers who wish to experience this potent work can purchase“70802” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

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