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Patches of Grey - Kindle edition
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Publisher:  M.U.D. House Books ISBN-10:  0578005816 Type: 


ISBN-13:  9780578005812

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High School senior with aspirations of escape from tenement background in pre “rise of Obama” Bronx, NY falls in love with "wrong" girl and asserts independence rather than allowing his fate to be set by chance, circumstance, stubborn prejudice and his father’s iron will.

Patches of Grey - Kindle edition

Tony Johnson is a studious young man planning to soon graduate from much more than high school. Although his zip code places him in a Bronx tenement pre "rise of Obama", his sights are set far beyond the trappings of a humble upbringing. Collegiate dreams and falling in love with a white classmate put him strongly at odds with his father. Although his brother C.J. s rebellious ways endanger his life on gang ruled streets, and the chastity of their sister Tanya is approaching its demise, Tony incurs the majority of Lionel Johnson's wrath for the sins of ambition, daring to be with Janet Mitchell, and refusing to bend to his father's will. Seeing unrealized goals reincarnated in the eyes of his eldest son harshly remind Lionel of what once could have been, and of what went wrong. His own childhood in a segregated southern town established a bitter, prejudiced outlook that is the only legacy he has to pass down to his children. When his job and role as primary breadwinner are lost, Lionel's authority quickly erodes and he drowns his disappointment one drink at a time. This affords Tony, who lacks the seemingly servile patience of his mother, an opportunity to assert independence rather than allowing his fate to be set by chance and circumstance. But throughout the course of a tumultuous year, Tony comes to learn that the world is not as black and white as he and his father's opposing mindsets would suggest.

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