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Audiobooks by Jasmon Drain

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Stateway's Garden: Stories

Stateway's Garden: Stories

Author: Jasmon Drain Narrator: Guy Lockard, Shayna Small, Sullivan Jones Release Date: 01/01/2020

A blazingly original story collection about the interconnected lives of the residents of a public housing project on the South Side of Chicago   "The residents and their buoyant dreams are documented, celebrated, honored. I bow to this writer in gratitude."-Sandra Cisneros Before being torn down in 2007, the Stateway Gardens public housing projects on Chicago's South Side were ridden with deprivation and crime. But for some, like Tracy, the shy, intelligent young boy at the center of this enthralling collection of linked stories, they are simply home. Set in the mid-1980s and taking readers up to the point of the destruction of the infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects-a set of buildings similar in design to Stateway Gardens to the south-this collection gives an intimate look at the hopes, dreams, failures, and fortunes of a group of people growing up with the deck always stacked against them. Through Jasmon Drain's sensitive and often playful prose, we see another side of what we have come to know as "the projects."    Stateway's Garden is a coming-of-age story told in short stories, through the lens of a childhood made rough by the crush of poverty and violence, with the crack epidemic a looming specter ahead. And yet, through the experiences and ambitions of Tracy and other young characters, Drain reveals a vibrant community that creates its own ecosystem, all set in a series of massive, seemingly soulless concrete buildings. Not shying away from the darkness of life for his characters, Drain shows the full complexity of their human experiences.   Exquisitely detailed and novelistic in scope, this collection of stories will linger in your mind long after you have turned the final page.

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