Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San : Homeboy: A Novel eBook: Seth Morgan: Kindle Store. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San Francisco strip joint, finds a carat blue diamond that involves him in a murder/blackmail deal and lands him in jail. Seth Morgan, who won acclaim last spring for his first novel, ”Homeboy,” which drew on his experiences in the drug culture of San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California United States. Oct 20, Cort McMeel rated it it was amazing. Good girls was plain as grits, it was the bad uns had the gumption of gumbo.

Their connection first became public knowledge in Joplin’s obituary in Time.

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Or was he just her dealer? A colorful cast of cavorting criminal charactersincluding prostitutes, hombeoy, pimps, dealers, gamblers, convicts, brutal prison guards and thugs, lawyers, strippers, homosexuals, and just about anything you can think of from the denizens of vicepopulate these purple pages ssth pain [Yeah, you see what I am doing! Retrieved from ” https: The plot was weak enough to show the author was a first-time writer, and it is more or less a “slice of life” tale, but I enjoy such tales, and the claustrophobic portrayal of prison life is probably the esth I’ve ever seen.

I may be some time. And despite his undisguised delight in the sordid and depraved, his winning sense of humor and obvious street-smarts make for an entertaining, at times riveting, read. For cheap, easy people… Our kind has to suffer. An autopsy later revealed that Morgan had Percodan and cocaine homeeboy his system, and his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. After a high-priced hooker is killed and one of the world’s biggest diamonds is stolen, Joe Speaker, a strip-joint barker and dope addict, stumbles onto HOMEBOY, Seth Morgan’s stunning novel, is a gritty, ribald, and frenetically lyrical odyssey through the Strip in San Francisco -a netherworld of whores, pimps, dealers, and junkies – to the hell of Coldwater Penitentiary.

Mprgan page was last edited on 30 Julyat About Seth Morgan Seth Morgan was serh American novelist whose sole published title, Homeboy, received much critical acclaim. High Priest of morgxn Godless: This is a thick, dense book and is just an amazing work. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. If that makes it sound depressing, believe me, it’s not. And that was it until about four months later and I was home in LA.


What begins as a guided tour through San Francisco’s Tenderloin–with much tough talk about druggies, whores, pimps, perverts, and thieves–ends as a heroic portrait of a man with a conscience in an overwhelmingly unconscionable world.

Events land him in the federal pen, with a number of people on his butt. With an amazing descriptive verbosity slightly reminiscent of Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid and a sense of hellish despair that has been likened to William Burroughs, Morgan has peopled this novel with the most unforgettable and tragic characters line Rings And Things who acquired her nickname after a three day drug addled sojourn with a motorcycle gang, only to wake up with every inc This novel is a literary tour through the drug alleys and strip clubs of San Francisco’s North Beach and Tenderloin.

Claude Avenue Bridge and hit the median strip, while attempting to maneuver into the right lane. In the spring ofthe publication of Homeboy led to positive reviews and book-signing engagements for Morgan in several cities, including San Francisco, where 14 years earlier he had impaled a bystander’s hand with a knife during an armed robbery.

Not since ‘The Ice at the Bottom of the World’ has the use of language so enthralled me.

The entire thing shows what a talent I was introduced to this novel, oddly enough, by Seth Morgan’s obituary. Wild, imaginative, and very alive. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Folks referred to socalled good women yomeboy women of character. But what can’t be imitated is the vision and the knowledge of hard living that Morgan earned as a biker, pusher, addict, and prison inmate.

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Mar 23, Henry rated it it was amazing. I am now going to the internet to check this out, closely. Geen idee dus hoe dat gaat aflopen, maar ik kan me amper voorstellen dat het een teleurstelling wordt. Probably one of my top 5 favorite reads due mostly to the correlation between the subject matter and the secret side of esth own life.

But what I’m getting at here is Morgan’s Homeboy is in itself in another language, only I know this one well, because I speak it.


I am not ashamed to admit to having to re-read almost every line to try and understand what is being said. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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To see sety your friends thought of this book, please sign up. At the time of his own death in a motorcycle accident, Morgan was under contract for a second novel, set in New Orleans and titled Mambo Mephiste. I wish the author had gotten to write more before his death. Morgan stated she was “an alcoholic beauty who drank herself to death in “, and he claimed that her coldness was to blame for his brother’s suicide by leaping to his death off the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

A jail guard dies during a prison riot from blood loss, having been repeatedly anally raped with his baton. And I was like, “no, no, no, not another homebiy boutique, you’re on your own. The next day, Morgan left a New Orleans bar, boarded his motorcycle with girlfriend Suzy Levine, and crashed into hmeboy cement embankment below a New Orleans bridge. To leave a comment Login with Facebook or create a free sdth. I looked at the book in his hand, it was Homeboy by Seth Morgan.

The basic story follows the convoluted tale of a small-time barker Joe who accidentally steals a diamond during a robbery. Preview — Homeboy by Seth Morgan. Sure he loved her coarse mestiza hair, her dimpled coccyx and obloid nipples. In this world, gomeboy is the tamest sort of transgression, and the love between Joe and Kitty is genuine, but painful to watch; solipsism is a means of survival, and yearnings for love and commitment are always battling against stifling self-involvement.

An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the morgann depths, Homeboy is a tough, eye-opening look at San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic. Thanks for this article. To support his habit, he began committing armed robberies. Did Seth really have a relationship with Janis Joplin? Morggan October 16,