In Philly Style and Philly Profile, the reader follows Andy Michael Pilgrim from Brooklyn, New York to Philadelphia where he works as a sportswriter in the seventies watching the influence of drugs and gangs destroy young people's lives.
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Philadelphia streets were never silent. Gang wars on corners, screeching cars on avenues, and squealing steel trolley tires on tracks kept you alert for the next confrontation. The playgrounds were sometimes silent. These were sanctuaries where you confronted your deepest memories; places packed with people, but were virtually empty on late summer middays... Street that were made habitable again by the actions of a few good men...
Professional Reviews Stephen Thedford's Amazon. Com Review
Too often on the news we hear of African American males who have succumb to violence and drugs. After a while, we do not care why, we just hope and pray that we are not caught in the crossfire. However, in Philly Style and Philly Profile Thompson does not let us ignore them, as society would like to. Moreover, he introduces the reader to some of these young men and their fears, hopes, desires, and beliefs. Even though the story takes place in the seventies, Philly Style and Philly Profile occurs every night in America
Alberto Romero's Amazon.Com Review
This is another remarkable novel by Julius Thompson. In Philly Style and Philly Profile he takes the reader through the streets of the City of Brotherly Love and shows us, with engaging and touching down-to-earth prose, the good and evil, the hate and love in the lives of hostile and violent young people, some of whom are saved thanks to the constant help of dedicated community counselors. A troubled side of the great city of Philadelphia, portrayed vividly by a brilliant storyteller