Hood Rat

A Novel

K'wan

St. Martin's Griffin

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Hood Rat (n.): A woman of questionable repute, one who has been known to "get around" in the 'hood.
 
Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous.  She lives her life playing on men's hearts as well as their pockets.  She learns the hard way that all that glitters isn't gold.  Billy, a former high school basketball star, is at the end of her rope with the opposite sex.  To her, all men are dogs, so she secretly seeks comfort in the arms of women, until she meets a man who makes her reevaluate her feelings.  Reese is an around-the-way chick, trying to keep up with the Joneses.  There's a revolving door on her bedroom as she tries to find the love she always felt was missing.  Her promiscuity leaves her pregnant from a one-night stand and Reese is faced with the task of breaking an age-old cycle, passed down from mother to daughter in her family, and standing on her own.  Rhonda is twenty-something with three kids, by three men, and riding the system all the way to the bank.  To her, work is a dirty word; between the multiple checks she gets from the government, and the games she plays with men, she's living the life of a ghetto superstar.  The game soon turns ugly when one of her "sponsors" snaps and decides to get some payback.
 
Harlem has never seen four friends as scandalous as these.  The neighborhood will never be the same again.

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  Part OneI’ll Bet You Know Somebody Like This1That’s right, nigga, fuck this pussy!” Yoshi grunted as she threw it back. The muscles flexed in her toned arms as she gripped the semiclean bed sheets of the motel room. Her back arched and flattened with the motion of his stroke, making slapping sounds as his thighs hit her ass. The young man cursed and rained spittle on her back as he went for broke on the fine light-skinned girl. From all the noise she was making, you’d have thought he was wrecking it, but it was all a show on her part.

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K'WAN is the #1 Essence bestselling author of Welfare Wifeys, Section 8, Gutter, Still Hood, and others. He wrote his first novel, Gangsta, as a therapeutic release, and it went on to become an Essence bestseller and a part of urban-lit history. In 2008 he received the Black Author of the Year Award from Black Press Radio. He has been featured in Time, KING, The New York Press, and on MTV and BET. Besides an author, K’wan is also a motivational speaker, a mentor to at-risk children and the C.E.O. of Black Dawn, Inc. He lives in New Jersey.

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Hood Rat
A Novel
K'wan

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312360085
ISBN10: 0312360088
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$16.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
October 2006
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ISBN: 9781429993616
ISBN10: 1429993618
368 pages
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