Dead Opposite: the Lives and Loss of Two American Boys

Dead Opposite: the Lives and Loss of Two American Boys

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
The story of two boys--a privileged white student and the desperate African American gang member who shot and killed him--reveals the chasm that divides us and the hopes, dreams, and heartaches we have in common

Blackwell North Amer
In the early morning February 17, 1991, a nineteen-year-old Yale student, on his way home from a party, was shot through the heart on a New Haven street by a single bullet from a .22-caliber handgun. His wallet, with forty-six dollars inside, was left intact beside him. As murders go, it was senseless, motiveless, and as random as a blindly flung stone. The boy was white, privileged, and widely loved, a scholar and athlete, with a future that seemed assured. The boy accused in his killing, a sixteen-year-old gang member from the inner city, was an angry, desperate youth whose life careened almost daily - as ghetto lives often do - between the never-distant prospects of jail and death.
This is the story of these two boys - and of the boys and men, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, and friends who peopled their lives.

Baker
& Taylor

The story of two boys--a privileged white student and the desperate black gang member who shot and killed him--reveals the chasm that divides us and the hopes, dreams, and heartaches we have in common. 25,000 first printing. $20,000 ad/promo.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 1995
ISBN: 9780805026863
080502686X
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 DOU
Characteristics: xii, 207p. : ill. ; 24cm

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