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Who Is Clarence McKinsey? Part 1 (The McKinsey Saga) by [Alhadeff, Elliott]
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Length: 288 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Language: English
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5- Stars - Readers' Favorite - Deborah Lloyd
...truly a treasure ... certainly captivating ......thought-provoking on many levels
... complex issues of racism and religious prejudice ... interwoven throughout the novel.The book is a page-turner, always keeping the reader curious and engaged

5 Stars By Jack Magnus:
... a compelling and poignant tale...captures some of both the bad and good parts of the 1960s...
South Central Los Angeles, 1960. Twelve-year-old Clarence McKinsey is imprisoned in the black ghetto with his drug-addicted prostitute mother and his infant sister. His life is a struggle to overcome the treachery of his mother and the threats of the local gangs, while caring for his sister and surviving day-to-day in a culture of poverty, ignorance, and violence.

Then the Geffens, an old Jewish couple--themselves seeking some meaning to their lives--find Clarence scrounging for food and offer him an escape. But now, both their worlds collide.

Just when Clarence thinks his struggles are ending, he finds they’ve only just begun.

Clarence is plunged into a new, unfamiliar battleground--the world of white society. What is expected of him? What rights does he have? What does he have to do to keep from going back to the ghetto?

As Clarence finds the answers, he loses his fears and re-creates himself. But he must still overcome the hurdles erected by those who see him as black, and nothing else. Only when Clarence embraces how he survived the savagery of life in the ghetto does he come to realize his power to conquer what lies ahead.

His successes and failures in this conquest as a young man are the subject of Part 2, available now.

The McKinsey Saga Reading Order:
Who Is Clarence McKinsey? Part 1 (Book 1)
Who Is Clarence McKinsey? Part 2 (Book 2)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1007 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Elliott E. Alhadeff; 3 edition (15 March 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BVA31GI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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