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Publisher's Summary

"The experience and quality that I bring to my writing can't be faked. I know what I know. Through my novels, I invite readers to journey with me into the streets. Come see what I've seen. Let me show the gritty and grimy undercarriage of society, the 'flip side' of the game." (Shannon Holmes)

Inspired by the events of his own life, the Essence best-selling author of B-More Careful and Bad Girlz presents a vivid, unflinching novel about a young man's coming of age in the city streets.

Never Go Home Again is the story of Corey Dixon, a young man whose father tries as best he can to steer him away from the lure of the streets. And yet, like so many others in his neighborhood, Corey finds the lucrative drug trade too tempting to resist. While he makes fast money for a while, ultimately Corey must pay the price for his choice of profession: his freedom. By the age of 16, Corey is sentenced to prison.

Incarcerated at Riker's Island, Corey lives through experiences that threaten to destroy his body, his mind, and his spirit. Still, in the midst of his horrific imprisonment, he discovers inner strength and - against unimaginable odds - manages to survive. Corey makes a new kind of family for himself in jail, including a teacher who encourages him to "never go home again". In the course of his journey of self-discovery, Corey comes to realize the wisdom in his mentor's words.

Unflinching and riveting, Never Go Home Again is a powerful, true-to-life story of redemption that no listener will soon forget.

©2004 Shannon Holmes (P)2016 Blackstone Publishing, and Urban Audiobooks

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Never Go Home Again

Wow like I knew that was going to happened in the end. A lot of people are hard headed. Don't realized they can change once they get out revenge ain't everything. Karma can always bite the person in the a hole. When the time comes. Corey was so young so was Omar. That is crazy. Specially Corey he had a good life until he let the drug dealing take over his life. I think if he would've listen to Tate hell still be alive. And I think a lot of teenagers needs to read this book and get a better understanding what would happen if you do the things that Corey did. And Corey was right he wasn't going back to prison and that he didn't. I wish he's mom would've sent him to military maybe he would've live . idk. I thought this book was good though even though the ending didn't surprise me. I just shook my head.

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This ish was stupid

From beginning to end this book was very bad. Trope after trope, cliche after cliche. Terrible writing and a terrible, unoriginal story. If it wasn't already free I would have returned it and gotten my credit back. Please Avoid.

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Wtf

What does the epilogue have to do with the narrative of this story. This child from a two parent hard working family chose a life of crime and incarceration or death was the consequences of his and his comrades behavior! Systemic economic challenges of living in projects was more of the issue in this story than the justice system. Yes the judge was unfair but theses actions of the crack co era was still a choice that folks did not have to take! SMH! Thank God some of our people are making better choices and taking Accountability today! We all are aware of the injustices but wtf no one in this story who was incarcerated was innocent! WTF!

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great listen

I liked this book. I would support other reads from this author. the ending made me sad lo

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What a waste

Maybe you should just name all of your books “same shit different characters” everybody dies in the end, why can’t I find a black author that knows how to write something stimulating, outside of the drug world, and even if that’s all you know, can you create smarter characters, nobody wants to spend there life either fact or fiction reading about constant “dumb shit”

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The Reailty

Great Read!! This book was written in such realistic events. Although you hope for the Happy Ending. We receive the Reality of how it goes in real life.

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So True!!!

this is a good book I just read and it's the truth it happens everyday however I guess it's life also it's really the choices people make. the narrator was awesome 👍

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Another Masterpiece ❤️

I experienced every emotion possible. Shocking. Sad at times. Downright funny. This is an excellent read. I cheered Corey on throughout his ups and downs. The narrator Nicole Small is one of my favorites. I especially enjoyed the last chapter that bought awareness to the reader the plight of the black man. Bravo

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NOT

I don't like reading about drug dealers, street thugs, and really hate how whites are laughing because Blacks are killing each other, saving them the trouble. People like those in this book are proving correct the thoughts and opinions of other races of people.

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I love it

Enjoyed the fact the narrator had a voice for each character or type of character. It made the story come to life