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More Like Wrestling

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More Like Wrestling by Danyel Smith
Dec 18, 2007 | ISBN 9780307421296

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“I know and love Danyel as a music writer. Now she writes with music in her language—and hits all the right notes.” —Quincy Jones

More Like Wrestling is a work of beauty and moral complexity about love in its resplendent and damaging incarnations. A brilliant and bracing debut from a supremely gifted writer.” —Michael Eric Dyson, author of Why I Love Black Women

“We always hear that rap music is full of true stories, but few writers capture the intimate truths behind the beats as fearlessly as Danyel Smith. Perhaps no novel has so perfectly evoked the hot spot of 1980s Oakland, California—its wide streets sparkling with just-detailed sports cars, its feminine beauty, and its sometimes fatal darkness.” —Ann Powers, author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America

“Danyel Smith skillfully evokes the complications that come when family loves hard and strong. Hers is a fresh, new voice that lovers of stories well told should look out for.”—Denene Millner, author of Love Don’t Live Here Anymore

“Danyel Smith’s voice is as beautiful as her beloved Bay area homeland . . . Smith’s arresting narrative speaks of choice, the power of circumstance, real love, and sisterhood. In the end, we understand that the stories behind our scars and the stories behind our victories are one and the same.” —Sacha Jenkins, writer-at-large, Spin, and coauthor of ego trip’s Big Book of Racism

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