Black Suburbia

by John Rosalina



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/29/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781480884014
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781480884021

About the Book

Tay and Rena are two middle school kids from the ghetto of the Eastside projects. They are both proud and more mature than their ages might suggest, and although very different, they both win the eighth-grade writing contest. On this night, the stage is theirs to share, and unknown to anyone—including Tay and Rena—this award links them together forever.

One beautiful spring day, Tay drives home after dropping Rena off at her parents’ place and notices a house on her street that seems vacant. No lights are ever on. It’s always dark, dead to the world outside, and the yard is a complete mess. The house is out of place, mysterious.

Tay dreams that this house possesses secret hidden treasures. He has a vision of riches beyond belief and crisp, green dollar bills. He devises a plan, accounting for every possible scenario, and decides to pull it off alone. However, Tay doesn’t account for one thing. His plan ends in horror that will haunt both he and Rena for the rest of their lives, turning their childhood potential into eventual tragedy.

About the Author

John Rosalina was raised strict Catholic in the liberal setting of a hairdresser’s home in Cleveland. He earned a double major in English and Latin from the University of Rochester before enrolling in criminal studies at the Cleveland Marshall School of Law. After the death of his father, John spun out of control and ended up in prison, where he rekindled his love for reading and discovered a new passion for writing.