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By James A. Levine

ISBN-10: 1588369471

ISBN-13: 9781588369475

For lovers of Dave Eggers, Teju Cole, and James McBride, comes this amazing novel of morality and the redemptive powers of artwork that gives a glimpse into an African underworld infrequently defined in fiction.

Meet Bingo, the best drug runner within the slums of Kibera, Nairobi, and perhaps the area. A teenage grifter, frequently fallacious for a more youthful boy, he faithfully serves Wolf, the drug lord of Kibera. Bingo spends his days throwing rocks at Krazi Hari, the prophet of Kibera's rubbish mound, "lipping" safari travelers in their money, and putting out together with his ally, Slo-George, a taciturn fellow whose girth is a secret to Bingo in a spot the place there's by no means adequate meals. Bingo earns his maintain via operating "white" to a number of consumers, together with Thomas Hunsa, a reclusive artist whose work, rooted in African culture, movement him. but if Bingo witnesses a drug-related homicide and Wolf sends him to an orphanage for "protection," Bingo's lifestyles alterations and he learns that lifestyles itself is the "run."

A sleek trickster story that pulls on African folklore, Bingo's Run is a wildly unique, usually very humorous, and consistently relocating tale of a boy on my own in a corrupt and hazardous international who needs to rely on his wits and internal assets to survive.

ONE OF LIBRARY JOURNAL'S striking NEW VOICES to contemplate

"Bingo's voice publications us; through turns he's competitive, convinced, clever, cynical, but additionally naive. Bingo tosses his observations at us with nice urgency, nearly percussively, in a staccato demeanour that remembers gunshots. And although he's blunt, he's additionally a delicate observer. . . . Levine is making a feel of a complete global, raffish and speedy. . . . the bigger tale Levine is telling . . . is the tale of a person's brain, and of the nice, undesirable, and detached forces that make him what he is--and that tale is informed with compassion and intelligence."--The Boston Globe

"James A. Levine is a deeply proficient author who reaches into the dust, sweat, and diesel of modern day Nairobi and introduces us to a tender blameless whose adventures are unforgettable. Bingo's runs among pleasure and loss of life, laughter and sorrow, survival and redemption, will make you're feeling like cheering."--James McBride, writer of the great Lord poultry and the colour of Water

"Bingo's Run is a kind of infrequent books that infuse a possibly tough topic with intimacy, tenderness, and humor. Social statement, gritty comedy, and natural cinematic adrenaline meet in an totally compelling novel with a voice all its own."--Tash Aw, writer of 5 celebrity Billionaire

"Bingo's Run manages to learn like well timed information and excessive event even as. Levine's major personality, Bingo, is an underage drug runner, hardened orphan, and hustler extraordinaire. He's additionally humorous and clever way past his years. The rousing tale of Bingo's evolution is matched in basic terms via Levine's portrait of modern day Nairobi, either baby and town depicted with genuine aptitude and affection."--Victor LaValle, writer of The satan in Silver

"Bingo is an engaging and inimitably likable personality. Levine, a Mayo health facility professor of drugs and famous baby suggest, excels at telling his adventurous, comedian, and realistically gritty tale with humor yet no longer with pathos, effectively addressing the cruel and infrequently tragic tale of a kid at risk."--Library Journal

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