Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Authors In Your Pocket Show 12/26/06 C-Murder, Death Around the Corner (Graphically Enhanced Video)

EXCLUSIVE WORLD PREMIER VIDEO PODCAST! Featuring Multi-platinum rap star C-Murder, writing as Corey Miller, telling a gritty, compelling, and unforgettable story of surviving on the deadly streets of New Orleans in his debut novel, DEATH AROUND THE CORNER.

DEATH AROUND THE CORNER is a work of fiction, written during C-Murder’s recent incarceration. It is the story of a young man named Daquan growing up in the troubled but close-knit community of New Orleans’s Third Ward. It is a cautionary tale of how easily an innocent youth can become a hardened criminal in the harsh environment of the CP3. The seductive allure of fast cash, sex, and violence leads to a world where even the closest friends are not who they seem to be.

As the author writes in the book’s epilogue, “I survived and stayed true to my man’s memory, ’cause I thought y’all oughta know, ya dig? Just in case there’s any young Daquans out there, always remember, no matter where you go or how far you get, death is always…right around the corner!” While the novel evokes a lost world that is fast vanishing in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the struggle depicted here is a universal one...

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