Andre Williams 'Sweets and other stories'

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Andre Williams 'Sweets and other stories'


first edition, Kicks books 2009
The first fiction effort from Andre Williams! Sweets is a narrative which takes you for a wild ride from Chicago to Houston, New Orleans, and New York City, as a teenage girl finds herself in a family way, without a family. Forced to fend for herself, she is taken under the wing of a local pimp who entices her into prostitution. The adventures that follow are a free-for-all foray through the fantastic world of pimps and their women, funeral directors, gangs and drug running, with sidebar anecdotes that are guaranteed to appall, alarm and astonish. Extreme entries remain unedited, and none of Williams' raw drawl storytelling style has been tampered with in this standout fiction debut
During a recent stint in rehab, Andre put his vivid imagination to work with the first prose he's ever written. The result is 'Sweets,' a tawdry slab of old-school, Iceberg Slim-style pulp fiction with characters -- from the sexed-up, drug-dealing spark plug of the title story to a preacher-loving nymphomaniac with a terrible family secret -- straight out of Williams' own colorful life
"Of course, I added a little something to 'em to make them a little more adventurous in spots," says Williams, who will celebrate with a book launch party Nov. 14 in his longtime hometown of Chicago. "But the main factors and featured people are authentic."
While in rehab, Williams took the advice of his friend Miriam Linna, co-founder of Norton Records and an avid collector of vintage paperbacks, to write down his thoughts and see where they might lead...

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