I was captivated by Jackson's writing style from start to finish. He
deftly weaves hard truths and murky beauties together, juxtaposing a
gritty crack-riddled tale with a need for security drugs cannot provide.
Set in 1990s Portland (our nation's whitest city), Jackson also exposes
the injustices of dissimilar sentences for crack and cocaine across
racial lines. If you love novels with realistic characters and authors
who aren't afraid to be vulnerable, this is for you.