JoeyPinkney.com Book Review
Crying for Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story
by Saleem Little
3 of 5 Stars
Harrisburg, PA. Oslo, Norway. Gauteg, South Africa.
Question: What do they have in common? Answer: Saleem Little’s novel Crying for Tears: The Sasha Pierce Story. Little effortlessly brings the global human trafficking problem to the consciousness of Urban Lit readers.
The reality of HIV, cocaine and heroin addiction, violence and poverty is strewn throughout this novel. Crying for Tears is a very insightful read, not because of the elements it contains, but for the connections that are made. Little shows the collateral damage that flows through the families of inner-cities ravaged by the crack epidemic. This book captures the overlap that happens when a son could very well find himself supplying his aunt or uncle’s drug habit. Continue reading JoeyPinkney.com Book Review of Crying for Tears by Saleem Little