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The Rat That Got AwayA Bronx Memoir$
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Allen Jones

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231027

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.001.0001

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Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin

Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin

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(p.74) 15 Becoming a Subject to the Bitch Queen Heroin
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The Rat That Got Away
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ALLEN JONES

Mark Naison

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823231027.003.0015

William Howard Taft High School was the beginning of the end of life as Allen Jones had known it. Jones was continuing where he left off in Clark Junior High, going to all his classes and playing basketball. However, for the first time in his life, he was having problems with his game. Meanwhile, the situation on the streets was getting so bad that Steven Brown's mother sent him back home to the West Indies so he would stay out of trouble. Already an expert at leading a double life, Jones kept his undercover hustle when he first started dealing. This was the first time in his life he had money in his pocket, and he began to do some serious shopping, all at locations far from the Lester Patterson Houses. Jones encounters the Bitch Queen Heroin, and he would soon learn to render unto her the same respect his addicted brothers did.

Keywords:   William Howard Taft High School, Allen Jones, Clark Junior High, basketball, Steven Brown, double life, Lester Patterson Houses, Bitch Queen Heroin

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