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Rats In The Trees - Mowry, Jess
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1993, ISBN: 0140178732

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[EAN: 9780140178739], [PU: Penguin Books], LITERATURE AMERICA OAKLAND, New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs To Penguin Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. paperback. keywords: Literature America Oakland. inventory # 21958. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Robby is a 13-year-old black runaway. He arrives in Oakland with his skateboard and his dreams of living by the ocean. What he finds is the Oakland streets—drugs, pervs, garbage, guns, gang warfare, and a close-knit group of friends who make life possible: the Animals. Their culture is based on skateboards, beer, rap slang, and danger. RATS IN THE TREES, told in the language of inner-city street kids, is dark and frightening. But these stories are written with such compassion and vitality that they affirm life. Jess Mowry lives writes and counsels kids in Oakland. In July 1988 he bought a used typewriter and began writing. Since then he has sold stories to ZYZZYVA, Alchemy, Sequoia, and Santa Clara Review. RATS IN THE TREES is his first book. ‘Oakland flavored through and through, these wayward stories by a new writer, who actually sees and hears the street life around him, quiver with real life. They breathe, walk, strut, run, spin, cry, and laugh. But above all, Mowry’s people hope against hopelessness. Readers weary of the hassle-free narcissistic creative writing that has become the hallmark of recent fiction will find themselves in the hands of a natural storyteller with something deeps meaningful, and moving to say about the way we live now.’ - Al Young. ‘Jess Mowry is a natural, fiendishly determined, absolutely polished naif who comes out of the blue fully equipped to devastate. His stories must be accurate - they are, after all, right off the street - but how to account for their power and perfection? He is a great discovery.’ - Howard Junker, Editor, ZYZZYVA. Jess Mowry was born to an African American father, and a Caucasian mother. When he was only a few months old, his mother abandoned him. His father took Jess to Oakland, California where he supported himself and his son by working as a crane operator, truck driver, and scrap metal salvager. Jess's father was a voracious reader who introduced his son to books at a very early age. Jess attended public school but despite his love of reading was not an above-average student. He dropped out of school at age thirteen, part way through the eighth grade. After leaving school, Mowry worked with his father in the scrap-iron business, and in his late teens moved to Arizona to work as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He also lived and worked in Alaska as an engineer aboard a tugboat and as an aircraft mechanic on Douglas C-47 cargo planes. Returning to Oakland in the early 1980s, Jess began working with kids at a youth center, reading to them and often making up stories because there were very few books that innercity youth could relate to. Later he began to write stories. In 1988, Jess sent one of his stories to Howard Junker, editor of Zyzzyva magazine in San Francisco. Junker rejected the tale but asked to see more work, and published the second story Jess sent. Mowry bought a 1923 Underwood typewriter for eight dollars and within a year his work was appearing in literary magazines in the United States and abroad. In 1990, Mowry's first collection of stories, Rats in the Trees, won a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. Rats in the Trees was also published in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. In 1991, Mowry's first novel, Children Of The Night, was published by Holloway House in Los Angeles. In 1992, his second novel, Way Past Cool, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux of New York. Way Past Cool was also published in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Japan. Way Past Cool was optioned for a film, for which Mowry co-wrote the screenplay. The film, Way Past Cool, was produced by Redeemable Features in 2000 with director Adam Davidson and executive producers Norman Lear and Milos Forman. Other novels followed,

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1993, ISBN: 0140178732

ID: 740682570

[EAN: 9780140178739], [PU: Penguin Books], LITERATURE AMERICA OAKLAND, New York. 1993. Penguin Books. Unrevised & Unpublished Proofs To Penguin Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. paperback. keywords: Literature America Oakland. inventory # 21958. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Robby is a 13-year-old black runaway. He arrives in Oakland with his skateboard and his dreams of living by the ocean. What he finds is the Oakland streets—drugs, pervs, garbage, guns, gang warfare, and a close-knit group of friends who make life possible: the Animals. Their culture is based on skateboards, beer, rap slang, and danger. RATS IN THE TREES, told in the language of inner-city street kids, is dark and frightening. But these stories are written with such compassion and vitality that they affirm life. Jess Mowry lives writes and counsels kids in Oakland. In July 1988 he bought a used typewriter and began writing. Since then he has sold stories to ZYZZYVA, Alchemy, Sequoia, and Santa Clara Review. RATS IN THE TREES is his first book. ‘Oakland flavored through and through, these wayward stories by a new writer, who actually sees and hears the street life around him, quiver with real life. They breathe, walk, strut, run, spin, cry, and laugh. But above all, Mowry’s people hope against hopelessness. Readers weary of the hassle-free narcissistic creative writing that has become the hallmark of recent fiction will find themselves in the hands of a natural storyteller with something deeps meaningful, and moving to say about the way we live now.’ - Al Young. ‘Jess Mowry is a natural, fiendishly determined, absolutely polished naif who comes out of the blue fully equipped to devastate. His stories must be accurate - they are, after all, right off the street - but how to account for their power and perfection? He is a great discovery.’ - Howard Junker, Editor, ZYZZYVA. Jess Mowry was born to an African American father, and a Caucasian mother. When he was only a few months old, his mother abandoned him. His father took Jess to Oakland, California where he supported himself and his son by working as a crane operator, truck driver, and scrap metal salvager. Jess's father was a voracious reader who introduced his son to books at a very early age. Jess attended public school but despite his love of reading was not an above-average student. He dropped out of school at age thirteen, part way through the eighth grade. After leaving school, Mowry worked with his father in the scrap-iron business, and in his late teens moved to Arizona to work as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. He also lived and worked in Alaska as an engineer aboard a tugboat and as an aircraft mechanic on Douglas C-47 cargo planes. Returning to Oakland in the early 1980s, Jess began working with kids at a youth center, reading to them and often making up stories because there were very few books that innercity youth could relate to. Later he began to write stories. In 1988, Jess sent one of his stories to Howard Junker, editor of Zyzzyva magazine in San Francisco. Junker rejected the tale but asked to see more work, and published the second story Jess sent. Mowry bought a 1923 Underwood typewriter for eight dollars and within a year his work was appearing in literary magazines in the United States and abroad. In 1990, Mowry's first collection of stories, Rats in the Trees, won a PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award. Rats in the Trees was also published in the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan. In 1991, Mowry's first novel, Children Of The Night, was published by Holloway House in Los Angeles. In 1992, his second novel, Way Past Cool, was published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux of New York. Way Past Cool was also published in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Japan. Way Past Cool was optioned for a film, for which Mowry co-wrote the screenplay. The film, Way Past Cool, was produced by Redeemable Features in 2000 with director Adam Davidson and executive producers Norman Lear and Milos Forman. Other novels followed,

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140178739
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0140178732
Paperback
Publishing year: 1993
Publisher: Penguin Books

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ISBN/EAN: 0140178732

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