Set In The Projects Of Los Angeles, California, Edgewater Angels Chronicles The Adolescence Of Sunny Toomer, A Streetwise Young Man Endlessly Sandwiched Between The Right And Wrong Thing To Do In A Neighborhood Where An Absentminded Stare Might Be Mistaken For A Silent Challenge For Turf, And Asking Someone If They Have A Problem May Cost You Your Life, Sunny Ekes Out Survival Amidst An Incomparable Cast Of Characters, Including A Husbandless Mother, Violence Prone Uncles, And A Cadre Of Strangely Endearing Men Either Headed For Jail Or Out On Parole Written In Original Riff Like Prose, Meallet Gives Us A Unique Story That Is Serious Yet Playful, Daring In Aim, And Absolutely Captivating. pretty neat book It reminds me of a west coast, updated Down These Mean Streets. I found this book to be a really interesting view into growing up in a world totaly alien to me I really identified with the character s struggle to retain his natural goodness in an ugly and evil world I wished that the seperate anecdotes could have been tied together effectively however. Basically a collection of short stories They were cute, which actually caught me off guard With a different cover description this book would be better received I think. This is almost like a string of short stories strung together into a novel They re great stories about inner city youth in Los Angeles San Pedro my favorite is the swimming contest. the author is right on with his geography Today many novels contain descriptions taken from Google This one doesn t. Sandro is a friend of mine, even though I have not seen him in than a decade and a half He s written a terrific book Six foot eight you know Remember to tie your shoe laces when you play ball.