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My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King
Synopses & Reviews
Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life. This is a raw and powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say theyll die for you and in the next will order your assassination.
Book News Annotation:
This is the autobiography of a young man initiated into Chicago's Latin Kings gang at the age of 14. Lil Loco, as he became known, quickly earned a reputation for crazy violence. For 10 years a 30- block area of Chicago defined his reality as he rode the highs and lows of gang life in a world where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of his own gang. Lacks a subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
A young Latino looks for a place to call home and finds it in a violent gang. This is a raw, powerful odyssey through the ranks of the new Mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs are members of your own gang, who in one breath will say they'll die for you and in the next order your assassination.
About the Author
Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago.
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