PDF or EBOOK (Free Burning A Novel) Í Bayo Ojikutu


  • Paperback
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  • Free Burning A Novel
  • Bayo Ojikutu
  • English
  • 12 December 2020
  • 9781400082896

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characters Free Burning A Novel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bayo Ojikutu ✓ 5 characters Tommie Simms was supposed to be the community hope the young man from the neighborhood who made good He attended a state university married a respectable woman and landed a position at a white collar insurance firm Watching over Chicago from the thirty third floor of his company’s downtown high rise Tommie ignores the gnawing sense that he doesn’t belong on this path and that in a blink of an eye he could str. Bayo Ojikutu s Free Burning is set in my hometown of Chicago but his city could scarcely be different than mine Tommie Simms moves gingerly through a bleak desolate all but hopeless corner of the South Side where one seemingly only has a choice between selling out for a corporate job in the distant downtown or dealing drugs on the local street corner Tommie experiences both as he loses his downtown insurance job in the fallout of 911 and in a desperate bid to keep supporting his wife and infant daughter turns to dealing pot a tough business to which he couldn t be any less suited Despite confronting an endless string of obstacles from the greed of crooked cops to the violence of rival dealers the book s open ended conclusion gives a slight bit of hope for Tommie s survival He still could go either way good or bad but there s just enough of a chance for good to give the reader some optimism for his future During its best moments Free Burning echoes the dizzying and yes fiery prose of Ralph Ellison s masterpiece Invisible Man Ritual Power Healing and Community young man from the neighborhood who made good He attended a state university married a respectable woman and landed a position at a white collar insurance firm Watching over Chicago from the thirty third floor of his company’s downtown high rise Tommie ignores the gnawing sense that he doesn’t belong on this path and that in a blink of an eye he could str. Bayo Ojikutu s Free Burning is set in my hometown of Chicago but his city could scarcely be different than mine Tommie Simms moves gingerly through a bleak desolate all but hopeless corner of the South Side where one seemingly only has a choice between selling out for a corporate job in the distant downtown or dealing drugs on the local street corner Tommie experiences both as he loses his downtown insurance job in the fallout of 911 and in a desperate bid to keep supporting his wife and infant daughter turns to dealing pot a tough business to which he couldn t be any less suited Despite confronting an endless string of obstacles from the greed of crooked cops to the violence of rival dealers the book s open ended conclusion gives a slight bit of hope for Tommie s survival He still could go either way good or bad but there s just enough of a chance for good to give the reader some optimism for his future During its best moments Free Burning echoes the dizzying and Racso and the Rats of NIMH yes fiery prose of Ralph Ellison s masterpiece Invisible Man

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characters Free Burning A Novel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bayo Ojikutu ✓ 5 characters Ay from its given destination And then he does Soon Tommie is laid off and he begins to see himself as just another faceless entity on the city’s fringes After each fruitless job interview Tommie’s wife withdraws from him further and in the mirror he faces the reflection of failure his family never intended for him Stymied by rejection and mounting debt Tommie is seduced into peddling dope as his best opportun. I can t really say much about this book other than that it broadened my understanding of Chicago I was expecting plot wise and the book really didn t deliver It did however make me angry about the astounding segregation in Chicago There are vast areas of this city that will always be unknown and unfamiliar to me and this book really drove that home The language and the setting are very interesting Apart from that the book didn t do much for me

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characters Free Burning A Novel ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Bayo Ojikutu ✓ 5 characters Ity to define himself and to provide for those he loves But a corporate job is no preparation for hustling and when Tommie finds himself on the wrong side of a crooked cop everyone wants a piece of him his street hustling cousins the police friends loan sharks even a panderer from his white collar past In order to break free Tommie must find a way to dig himself out of a deepening hole before the city buries hi. Very poetic


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    PDF or EBOOK (Free Burning A Novel) Í Bayo Ojikutu Bayo Ojikutu's Free Burning is set in my hometown of Chicago but his city could scarcely be different than mine Tommie Simms moves gingerly through a bleak desolate all but hopeless corner of the South Side where one seemingly only has a choice between selling out for a corporate job in the distant downtown or dealing drugs on the local street corner Tommie experiences both as he loses his downtown insurance jo

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    PDF or EBOOK (Free Burning A Novel) Í Bayo Ojikutu Very poetic

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