East Bay Grease (Paperback)
Down & Out Books, 9781948235488, 256pp.
Publication Date: June 20, 2018
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East Bay Grease, Eric Miles Williamson's now classic first novel, has received worldwide acclaim as one of the great depictions of working-class America in the latter half of the 20th century. The story of T-Bird Murphy, born in the tumultuous 1960s and raised in the ghettoes of Oakland by his mother, who rides with the Hell's Angels, his father, who is an ex-convict, and the father figures who range from musicians to construction workers, East Bay Grease is a novel of dignity, honor, and courage that has been compared to the works of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and Upton Sinclair.
Praise for EAST BAY GREASE:
"Williamson's writing becomes transcendent. His prose cuts loose in torrid rhythms that evoke the peril and exuberance of jazz." --The New York Times Book Review
"A confident debut, an arresting, often harrowing read." --The London Times