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Snitch

A Novel

by Booker T. Mattison

Snitch
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  • Published in USA  May 2011
    304 pages
    Genre: Novels

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In Jersey City the code of the streets is simple. No matter what, you don't talk to the cops. You don't snitch. But when young bus driver Andre Bolden witnesses a murder on his route, the code gets personal and every decision leads him deeper into worlds that he never intended to enter.

In this rich story that ratchets up the tension and suspense at every turn, the reality of life on the street is infused with spiritual truth. Gifted storyteller Booker T. Mattison's realistic tale of revenge and redemption offers hope about the strength of community against violence and intimidation.

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"Starred Review. Christian elements are an organic part of a story that offers no cheap hope. [Mattison] has a superb ear, and his skill keeps on growing." - Publishers Weekly

"Ultimately uplifting, this novel is a story about hope and redemption, which will appeal to readers dismayed by extreme violence in other street lit tales." - Library Journal "Snitch should be required reading for anyone with a pulse and a conscience." - Lisa Cortés, executive producer of the Academy Award nominated film Precious (2009)

"Amazing - down to the last line. Bravo!" - Victoria Christopher Murray, Essence bestselling author of Sins of the Mother and The Ex Files

"Captivating from start to finish. Snitch is a compelling tale about the psychic turmoil of upholding the code of the streets." - Dr. Kevin Cokley, editor-in-chief of the Journal of Black Psychology and associate professor of counseling and psychology, University of Texas, Austin

"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

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Booker T. Mattison is an author, professor, and filmmaker. He wrote the screenplay for and directed the film adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's The Gilded Six-Bits, which aired on Showtime. His debut novel, Unsigned Hype, has been optioned, and he is currently writing the film adaptation of the book. Mattison has taught literary criticism at the College of New Rochelle, film production at Brooklyn College, and advanced directing and actor coaching at Regent University. Snitch is his second novel.

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