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Random Family - Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx-logo

Random Family - Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx

Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour. In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances-Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar-Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations-as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation-LeBlanc slips behind the cold statistics and sensationalism and comes back with a riveting, haunting, and true story.

This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour. In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances-Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar-Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations-as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation-LeBlanc slips behind the cold statistics and sensationalism and comes back with a riveting, haunting, and true story.
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This New York Times bestseller intimately depicts urban life in a gripping book that slips behind cold statistics and sensationalism to reveal the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour. In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two romances-Jessica's dizzying infatuation with a hugely successful young heroin dealer, Boy George, and Coco's first love with Jessica's little brother, Cesar-Random Family is the story of young people trying to outrun their destinies. Jessica and Boy George ride the wild adventure between riches and ruin, while Coco and Cesar stick closer to the street, all four caught in a precarious dance between survival and death. Friends get murdered; the DEA and FBI investigate Boy George; Cesar becomes a fugitive; Jessica and Coco endure homelessness, betrayal, the heartbreaking separation of prison, and, throughout it all, the insidious damage of poverty. Charting the tumultuous cycle of the generations-as girls become mothers, boys become criminals, and hope struggles against deprivation-LeBlanc slips behind the cold statistics and sensationalism and comes back with a riveting, haunting, and true story.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Roxana Ortega

Length:

20h 11m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:03


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:09


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:48


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:49


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:28


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:17


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:22


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:39


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:51


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:50


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:32


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:26


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:05


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:12


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:14


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:07


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:10


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:12


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:30


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:28


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:57


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:26


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:41


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:36


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:08


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:24


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:15


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:45


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:10


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:14


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:57


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:00


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:30


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:54


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:58


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:38


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:13


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:21


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:01


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:05


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:07


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:17


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:41


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:17


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:32


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:33


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:24


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:28


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:21


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:05


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:03


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:37


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:33


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:40


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:21


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:06


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:24


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:38


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:22


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:23


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:11


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

05:10


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:12


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:51


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:14


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:36


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:53


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:40


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

07:42


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:56


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:37


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:22


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:41


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:18


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:25


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:56


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:42


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:27


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:36


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:51


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:39


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

08:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:10


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:57


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:02


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

04:35


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:58


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:17


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:25


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:56


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:26


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:49


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:44


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:24


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:55


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:10


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:38


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:48


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:27


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:31


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

05:16


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:17


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

03:03


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:14


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

03:41


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

06:48


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:50


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:40


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:28


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:53


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

06:05


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

04:53


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:45


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:43


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

04:36


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:02


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

03:41


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

06:13


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:02


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:16


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

06:30


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

07:24


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:05


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

08:34


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:42


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:21


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

05:33


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

05:24


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:21


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:14


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:28


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:12


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

04:01


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:17


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

04:09

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