Available March 7, 2007
>From acclaimed author Kenji Jasper comes an edgy, gripping new novel that asks if family life turns a hustler soft—or just hardens his heart…
Life on the darker streets of D.C. can turn a clean kid grimy. Snow was one of those good kids—until a gang killed his next door neighbor and he decided to settle the score. But doing what he thought was right only plunged him deeper in a deadly game. Now he’s a killer for hire, a grown man who’s willing—and able—to do anything necessary to survive. But even a cold-blooded hit man has a heart…
Now He May Die For Love.
When Snow falls in love and becomes a father, he’s more willing than ever to do what it takes to support his woman and his baby girl. But what that means for a hit man and what it means for a family man are two very different things. When the clash between his home life and his street life threatens to explode, Snow decides to make one last score to put his family on easy street, and get out of the game. But as much as he wants to break out, there’s someone just as dangerous, and just as determined to keep Snow right where he is…
“A poignant look at love and family complexity.”—Booklist on The House on Childress Street“A taut, visceral tale of desperation and desire.” —Booklist“Impressive…loaded with strong characterizations and telling insights into hip-hop culture.” --Publisher Weekly on Dakota Grand
Kenji Jasper is a regular contributor to National Public Radio. His journalism has appeared in Essence®, Vibe, The Source, and many other publications. He is also the author of The House on Childress Street, Seeking Salamanca Mitchell, Dakota Grand, and Dark. A native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of Morehouse College, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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