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10 thoughts on “Edgewater Angels

  1. Tony Tony says:

    Less of a novel that a series of coming of age vignettes Meallet's debut is an instant classic The book follows narrator Toomer as he makes his way though life in the tough streets of LA's San Pedro neighborhood Like his friends Toomer's father is an absent abstraction and the only men around are the neighborhood thugs cops cowards and those who pass through his mother's bedroom Even though his environment is a constant menace and a breeding ground for crime there is some odd sense of community in many ways And although he is no saint Toomer is a highly appealing and sympathetic presence very much like the kid in the 1994 film FreshMeallet's writing is clean and vivid with a real writer's ear for dialogue and slang Toomer's narration carries a number of inventively strung together words which form new descriptive phrases The only off note is a slightly fantastical section in the middle which attempts to portray his father's life and doesn't really fit with the rest of the book but other than that every note is pitch perfect Even though the different vignettes aren't directly linked they read like someone telling stories they blend to form an unforgettable portrait of a young man struggling to grow up in the ghetto


  2. RB Love RB Love says:

    Sandro is a friend of mine even though I have not seen him in than a decade and a half He's written a terrific book Six foot eight you know Remember to tie your shoe laces when you play ball


  3. Joan Kirby Joan Kirby says:

    I found this book to be a really interesting view into growing up in a world totaly alien to me I really identified with the character's struggle to retain his natural goodness in an ugly and evil world I wished that the seperate anecdotes could have been tied together effectively however


  4. Nicole Nicole says:

    Basically a collection of short stories They were cute which actually caught me off guard With a different cover description this book would be better received I think


  5. Lacy Katherine Lacy Katherine says:

    pretty neat book It reminds me of a west coast updated Down These Mean Streets


  6. Dewayne Stark Dewayne Stark says:

    the author is right on with his geography Today many novels contain descriptions taken from Google This one doesn't


  7. Melliott Melliott says:

    This is almost like a string of short stories strung together into a novel They're great stories about inner city youth in Los Angeles San Pedro my favorite is the swimming contest


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Edgewater Angels [Ebook] ➡ Edgewater Angels By Sandro Meallet – Thomashillier.co.uk Set in the projects of Los Angeles California Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do In a neigh Set in the projects of Los Angeles California Edgewater Angels chronicles the adolescence of Sunny Toomer a streetwise young man endlessly sandwiched between the right and wrong thing to do In a neighborhood where an absentminded stare might be mistaken for a silent challenge for turf and asking someone if they have a problem may cost you your life Sunny ekes out survival amidst an incomparable cast of characters including a husbandless mother violence prone uncles and a cadre of strangely endearing men either headed for jail or out on parole Written in original riff like prose Meallet gives us a uniue story that is serious yet playful daring in aim and absolutely captivating.

  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Edgewater Angels
  • Sandro Meallet
  • English
  • 12 July 2015
  • 9780375725616