On the streets of Jersey City there is a simple code. You don’t talk to the cops. You don’t snitch. Period. But when young bus driver Andre Bolden witnesses a crime on his route, he is compelled to make a choice. If he keeps silent, he might lose his job and be gnawed by his conscience. If he snitches, he could lose his family—even his life.
This explosive story explores the clash between a working man and the code of the street. Gifted storyteller Booker T. Mattison has crafted a realistic tale full of tension and raw suspense yet infused with spiritual truth. Snitch rewrites the rule to mind your own business, peers into the hearts of those who seek revenge and redemption, and celebrates the ability of a community to triumph over violence and intimidation.
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Praise for Snitch:
"Author and filmmaker Mattison's sophomore outing reads like it's ready for screen adaptation...Mattison has a superb ear, and his skill keeps on growing." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Even though Snitch deals with the negative outlook taken against those who report crimes in poverty stricken neighborhoods, the greater aspect of the book to me was the underlying, powerful love story...Mattison is a wonderful writer and I look forward to reading more of his work." -Zane, New York Times bestselling author
"Snitch should be required reading for anyone with a pulse and a conscience." —Lisa Cortés, executive producer of the Academy Award–winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
"AMAZING--down to the last line. Bravo!"--Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence bestselling author
"Captivating from start to finish. Snitch is a compelling tale about the psychic turmoil of upholding the code of the streets." —Kevin Cokley, PhD, editor-in-chief, the Journal of Black Psychology
"Wow. Good stuff. I loved the interconnectedness of every character and the powerful, fresh, black male characters effecting positive change in the neighborhood. It reads like a movie."—Stephanie Allain Bray, producer of the Academy Award–winning film Hustle & Flow
"Mattison turns a mirror on our community and takes an unflinching look at who we are. Full of suspense that happens organically, Snitch will keep you on edge and will live in your head long after you’ve turned the last page."—Terrie M. Williams, author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We're Not Hurting; cofounder and president of the Stay Strong Foundation
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