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Trick Baby by Iceberg Slim

Trick Baby

by Iceberg Slim

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A fascinating alternative/addition to the dynasty of "passing" narratives that occur in American literature, the story of Johnny O'Brien sizzles with that conundrum of "the third race." Iceberg Slim weaves his dissection of class and race through a street-situated series of grifters and suckers, cops and cons, simultaneously shocking and endearing through his deft use of language.
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Iceberg Slim tells the story of a blue eyed, light haired, white skinned Negro called "White Folks" He was the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned!

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'Trick Baby' charts the rise of White Folks, a white Negro who uses his colour as his trump card in the tough game of the con. With his partner, Blue, White Folks becomes one of the Chicago underworld's top hustlers.

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