The Underbelly by Gary PhillipsThe Underbelly by Gary Phillips

The Underbelly

byGary Phillips

Paperback | September 1, 2010

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Providing insight on homelessness, political corruption, and the potential effects of gentrification, this urban noir tells the tough story of Magrady, a semi-homeless Vietnam veteran in Los Angeles. As he searches for a friend who has gone missing from Skid Row and who may be involved in a dangerous scheme, Magrady must deal with take-no-prisoners community organizers, an unflinching cop from his past, frequent flashbacks of war, an elderly sexpot, the drug culture, and the perils of chili cheese fries at midnight. A rollicking interview with the author wherein he discusses ghetto literature, politics, noir and the proletariat, and the unknown future of books, is also included.

Gary Phillips is the author of Bangers, The Jook, and Violent Spring. He is a former union representative and south central Los Angeles community organizer. He lives in Los Angeles.
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Title:The UnderbellyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.4 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:PM PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1604862068

ISBN - 13:9781604862065

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"The slimness of the edition belies the effort PM Press has made to contextualize radical narratives, with an interview and other supplementary materials included in the volume" —Molly Odintz, http://crimereads.com/