Going Back to Cali
African American Urban Fiction
The year is 1988. Chance Murphy, convicted of 1st Degree Murder, is paroled from Missouri to California. All his life he lived by the street code: “Anything worth living for was worth fighting for! Anything worth fighting for was worth dying for! Anything worth dying for was worth killing for!” Would his philosophy change and allow him to walk down 5 years of parole? Or would he become just another recidivism statistic or wind up with a California tag on his toe?
Going Back to Cali is the gritty urban tale of an ex-con released to the mean streets of LA in 1988. Imbued with all the racial tensions and cultural underpinnings of that time and place, author Omar Rashad's vision is a startling reminder of both how far we've come and how far we still have to go in the struggle for a truly color-blind society. At the same time, Rashad doesn't apologize for his characters and their often bad decisions and instead gives us a story of the struggle to do good while surrounded by bad. This is definitely a book worth reading and an author worth watching. "Judge, Writer's Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards"
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Jun 29, 2012)
Genre: FICTION / African American / Urban