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Red Now and Laters Summary ñ 4 Á ❰KINDLE❯ ❁ Red Now and Laters Author Marcus J. Guillory – Go deep into the heart of 1980s Texan Creole culture in this vivid visceral novel about a gifted boy who comes of age at the crossroads of privilege and poverty life and deathMeet Ti John a young boy Go deep into the hMself with the smell of smoke and serving as a spiritual guideBut the community Ti John belongs to isn't easy It turned from white and middle class to black and poor after the oil bubble burst in the s and the flood of sealed its current fate as a ghetto Ti John struggles to remain an ordinary kid but even with a rodeo star father he idolizes an overprotective mother who forbids him to play with the neighborhood hoodlums and the help of supernatural guides nothing can shield Ti John from the rough side of inner city life He w. It had me from the first line God's tears were brown

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Itnesses violence and death gets his heart broken by girls feels the anger of his own embittered father struggles to live up to his mother's middle class aspirations all while trying to become the man he's expected to be Will Ti John fall prey to the bad side of life or will he recognize and hold on to the goodMultilayered and multigenerational this tremendous literary debut breathes new life into the coming of age novel Red Now and Laters is a poignant and uniuely American story as memorable and flavorful as the candy itself. Excellent story I didn't want it to ever end Unfortunately the telling was a little uneven here and there characters show up but then disappear as though they were never there sometimes the action is glossed over and not fleshed out to the point where it's hard to tell what actually happened

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Red Now and LatersGo deep into the heart of s Texan Creole culture in this vivid visceral novel about a gifted boy who comes of age at the crossroads of privilege and poverty life and deathMeet Ti John a young boy growing up in Houston in the s the decade of Reaganomics disco music and the candy of choice red Now and Laters Raised in a Black Creole family by a voodoo practicing father and strict Catholic mother he is blessed with a special Red Now PDFEPUBgift spiritual healing On a regular basis a deceased ancestor visits Ti John announcing hi. Being a black girl from an immigrant family who lived in the suburbs growing up I know very little about southern or country Black American life I don't know what it is to have creole in your blood or deep southern roots Moreover being the oldest child with a younger sister who grew up with the same circumstances I know nothing about the childhood memories or actions of little black boys The chronicle of Ti'John's life in RED NOW AND LATERS makes me feel like I missed out on a lot Like I want to do my childhood all over again in Alabama or Louisiana Like I wish I had a brother and was a little grown kinda like Royal maybe then I would have had fun as a kid just kidding RED NOW AND LATERS is an enjoyable read from the beginning a spectacular clash of a spiritual realm and the realistic tribulations of being young and male and BlackOne of the most fascinating characters for me is Father Paul BoudreauxI imagine that I could enjoy an entire novel about him alone I was most intrigued by Father's uote And wipe that frown off your face You'se a colored boy You got to learn to make your own gotdamn luckAnyway beyond Father there are a host of other amazing characters like Nonc Sonnier Booger Father Jerome and Noelleall so interesting and multi faceted It is here that Guillory grabs and holds my attention It is his ability to give such care and concern for realistic characters that I appreciate and value the most RED NOW AND LATERS is a fascinating coming of age story that makes you laugh makes you think and keeps you hopeful for its protagonist I recommend this novel and look forward to of Guillory's work