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More Like Wrestling: A Novel

More Like Wrestling A Novel The art of living is like wrestling than dancing More Like Wrestling is the magnificent debut novel by one of the most acclaimed music journalists of her generation It tells the story of Pinch and Pai

  • Title: More Like Wrestling: A Novel
  • Author: Danyel Smith
  • ISBN: 9780609809938
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
  • The art of living is like wrestling than dancing More Like Wrestling is the magnificent debut novel by one of the most acclaimed music journalists of her generation It tells the story of Pinch and Paige, two sisters coming of age in Oakland, California, in the 1980s, a time when that beautiful, crumbling city is being transformed by tectonic shifts, both literaThe art of living is like wrestling than dancing More Like Wrestling is the magnificent debut novel by one of the most acclaimed music journalists of her generation It tells the story of Pinch and Paige, two sisters coming of age in Oakland, California, in the 1980s, a time when that beautiful, crumbling city is being transformed by tectonic shifts, both literal and figurative The novel unfolds through the alternating narration of the two sisters Pinch, quiet and observant, and Paige, louder and wilder but faltering under her facade The sisters are teenage refugees from a violent home, living alone in a faded Victorian mansion where they survive by creating a closed world centered around each other and their new friends a rowdy makeshift family of castoffs, dealers, and drama queens on the periphery of the burgeoning drug game, some looking for a way out, some looking for a way deeper in As the sisters grow from girls into women, they are confronted with a series of surprising reversals death, imprisonment, and, just maybe, love that force them to come to grips with the truth about their choices, their friends, and their tangled roots.More Like Wrestling takes readers into fresh and surprising terrain, bringing a complex set of characters to vivid life with bracing honesty and sophistication With a journalist s eye for detail and a poet s ear for language, Danyel Smith has written an unforgettable tale about memory, forgiveness, and love in a world built on fault lines.

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    1. More Like Wrestling, is the debut novel from acclaimed music journalist Danyel Smith. More Like Wrestling unfolds the story of two sisters, Paige and Pinch, who are raised in Oakland, California in the 1980’s, during the time of the emergence of crack cocaine in the community, and the violence and death associated with this destructive epidemic. Young, and both living alone together, Paige and Pinch meet a group of friends that they bond with and experience life changing moments together. Auth [...]


    2. This made me miss Oakland sooo bad. Even though this is far from my bay area life, it references Lake Meritt, the bakery, the Parkway, etc Besides that it is a touching story about two black sisters in Oakland. How they dealt with and survived abuse and neglect in their childhood and how it impacted the way they dealt with their trials and tribulations as an adult dealing and surviving love, death, family, drugs, and the OPD.


    3. I loved this book because of all of the Oakland references! It started off a bit slow but quickly becomes a page turner. Besides doing a good job of taking me back to my hometown Smith does a really good job of illustrating the love sisters have for eachother, the complexities of family structures, and the transformations that occur with young adults growing up in the "hood".


    4. Ehhhhh. OK. But writing was a little rambly. Smith's skill may be in the brevity & structure of journalism. She rocked a most recent review of Timberlake's new album and managed to shout out Proust in a way that didn't feel extra. But it was hard to get into this story, even though on the surface, two brown girls navigating 1980s Oakland should've held my attention for the long haul.


    5. Its been awhile since I've read a book that thoroughly engaged me as much as this one. I couldn't read but a few pages without her scenery evoking memories of my own. This is such a beautifully written love story. A sisterly relationship to envy. Kudos on the ending, It made me smile.







    6. 3.5 stars, good read about family dynamics and also an interesting look at drug dealing and how people choose to see and believe what they want to believe or see.


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