The author of Got returns with another suspenseful work of “gritty street noir” (Publishers Weekly).
“There’s a new player stepping into the street-lit spotlight, and he’s one to watch. . . . Urban libraries have to get Got.” —Library Journal, on D’s debut novel Got
It’s less than six months after the events of D’s first novel, Got, and our nameless narrator has vanished off the Brooklyn grid, only to end up in Atlanta.
He’s enrolled in college, trying to live a normal life and escape the memories of his past in New York. Yet trouble is shadowing him, and he is about to be forced to make a life-or-death decision . . .
D tells it like it is in this brutal sequel to Got, deploying a second-person point of view to roughly riff on the life of a desperate man trying to stay alive and get control of his life. The nameless narrator is still haunted by the first woman he killed. In Atlanta, the ex-Brooklynite enrolls in college; hooks up with Jennifer, a student and smalltime drug dealer; hangs with cousin Duront and wants to be "normal, even though you know in your heart that you'll never be normal again." D unflinchingly depicts the narrator's longing "to control all the variables, where you can corner them and make them talk." He sends his cousin away after a power struggle in Atlanta and returns to Brooklyn for a showdown with the men who have him on the run. The narrator finds a surprising if unwelcome closure and faces some ugly truths in D's gritty street noir.