- 出版社: Grand Central Publishing; 1 (2010年10月19日)
- 平装: 320页
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0446178101
- 条形码: 9780446178105
- 商品尺寸: 13.3 x 2.5 x 20.3 cm
- 商品重量: 268 g
- ASIN: 0446178101
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The Golden Hustla
Wahida Clark's debuts novel is an entertaining, graphic, somewhat erotic look at the streets. The book is a drama-filled quick read that will leave you wanting more. (RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on THUGS AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM )
"Victor L. Martin, LaShonda Teague, Bonta, and Shawn "Jihad" Trump are writers to watch, but Clark pulls out all stops in 'Makin' Endz Meet,' introducing Nina, a sassy street girl who tells us, 'Now here I be. Twenty-on years old, three kids, three babies' daddies, and on welfare.' You go, girl.'"
(Library Journal on WHAT'S REALLY HOOD? )
Wahida Clark was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She began writing fiction while incarcerated at a woman's federal camp in Lexington, Kentucky. Her first novel, Thugs and the Women Who Love Them, and the sequel, Every Thug Needs a Lady, appeared on the Essence bestsellers list. Since her release, Wahida has achieved much success with her follow-up of Thug Matrimony. Her most recent work, Payback With Ya Life, made its way onto the prestigious New York Times bestseller's list.
Wahida continues to amplify the urban landscape from her home and office in East Orange, New Jersey.
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Nina is now doing big things in GA after running into her old flame Cream. He hooked Nina up with a new job clocking major dollars but Cream had a reason for getting Nina this job and if you know Cream it's only to benefit himself. He is also holding something that Nina did, over Nina`s head to make her do what he wants her to do.
The WMM crew that Nina works with are the highlight of this story, Milt, Shawn, Renaldo, Pete & Jeff. Renaldo is one of the owners of WMM, his business of selling hopes and dreams for a million dollars. You know Renaldo's greed is going to be his downfall, but the question is when will he fall and how hard? Now that you have the players, the plot, throw in a few police and FBI agents , namely one Rick Brown, who are out to take down WMM and everybody associated with this company. Rick turns out to be Nina's savior, but is he the law or not? That's the question.
The title is a catchy title and this was my first read by this author. Don't take it personal all you Wahida fans but the cover was hot.......the book not so hot. The story was not that suspenseful, and I expected what happened next in the story. I will say that I will try another one of her books to compare to this one, so I won't rule her out based solely on this book.
The best part of The Golden Hustla is the update of Tasha from The Thug series. I enjoy Wahida's writing skills and she is one of my favorite authors, but this book was just book was just lack luster. Sorry Ms. Clark this was not your best work just an overall ok read.
I like to read series from beginning to end- if you are wondering how it goes, here is the order: "Thugs and the Women who Love Them," "Every Thug Needs a Lady," "Thug Matrimony," and then "Thug Lovin'". The characters of this series are intertwined into this new story.
This story picks up from "Makin Endz Meet" a short story in "What's Really Hood" anthology (Good read, too).
I'd also suggest the "Payback" series- "Payback is a Mutha" and "Payback with Ya Life"- it's really gritty but so detailed that you can see and feel like you really know the characters.
Just found out a new sequel- "Justify my Thug" is coming next spring- can't wait!