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Hood Rat

From the #1 Essence bestselling author of street lit, K’wan’s Hoot Rat series depicts the harsh realities of the streets of New York City, from Harlem to Brooklyn, and beyond. Friends Yoshi, Billy, Reece, and Rhonda, grow and suffer together as they or those close to them encounter prison life, drug addiction, surprise evictions, flings with rappers, government bureaucracy, and more.

“One of hip-hop fiction’s hottest authors …. fans will appreciate many of the qualities that make K’wan a writer to check for: gritty settings, memorable dialogue and authentic action.” —KING magazine on Street Dreams

  • Eviction Notice
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    • Eviction Notice

    • Hood Rat (Volume 5)
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • When three young friends, Porsha, Frankie and Sahara, decide to sublease an apartment from a mutual acquaintance, life becomes one big party for the girls. But the party comes to an abrupt end when...

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  • Welfare Wifeys
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    • Welfare Wifeys

    • Hood Rat (Volume 4)
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • After the deaths and arrests of his entire crew and an informant-fueled investigation into his past, the man known on the streets as Animal relocates to Texas and finds fame and stardom as the newest...

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    • Section 8

    • Hood Rat (Volume 3)
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Since she was a little girl, Tionna's on and off addicted mother taught her to get hers by any means necessary. Tionna's heart is as cold as a December chill, but she holds a warm place in it for...

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  • Still Hood
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    • Still Hood

    • Hood Rat (Volume 2)
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Only the strong survie on the streets of Brooklyn. And while Dena Jones definitely has what it takes not only to survive but to succeed, she wants out. And she's determined to make it out of Crooklyn....

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  • Hood Rat
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    • Hood Rat

    • Hood Rat (Volume 1)
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • National bestselling author K’wan presents a story of four women fighting to survive in the urban jungle in Hood Rat.

      Yoshi is young, fine, and larcenous....

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  • The Leak
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    • The Leak

    • Hood Rat
      K'wan
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • The Leak is a complimentary short prequel story that leads into K'wan's hit novel, Welfare Wifeys. Learn how Animal got his start as a child of the streets, raised up by a man named...

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K'wan

K'WAN is the #1 Essence bestselling author of Welfare Wifeys, Section 8, Gutter, Still Hood, Hood Rat, 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.