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The Young and Violent

(1956)
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Gober Gonzalves is the leader of a teenage gang known as the 'Kings of the Earth.' This week he is planning to rumble over a girl he no longer cares for. Red Eyes de Jarro is a member of the gang, as is Tea Bag Perrez. Red Eyes writes song lyrics and dreams of a better life. Tea Bag shoots heroin and just dreams. They are Gober's lieutenants, ready to follow him anywhere. Flat Head Pontiac is the leader of a rival gang called the Jungles. Flat Head has a dream as well, a dream of glory. He's the one who has forced the rumble on Gober, giving him no choice - you don't punk out when someone makes a pass at your girl, whether you care about her or not. She's yours. Everyone understands that. If only Gober could make Dolores, the girl he really loves, understand as well. If only they could walk away from it - if only it were that easy.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Young And Violent (Prologue Books)
Author(s): Vin Packer
ISBN: 1-4405-5813-2 / 978-1-4405-5813-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Prologue Books
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1956 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Young and Violent
Author(s): Vin Packer
ISBN: 0-449-10941-0 / 978-0-449-10941-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gold Medal Books/Fawcett
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Young and the Violent, The
Author(s): Vin Packer
ISBN: 1-5318-2390-4 / 978-1-5318-2390-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Young and Violent (Prologue Books)
Author(s): Vin Packer
Publisher: Prologue Books
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December 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Young and Violent (Prologue Books)
Author(s): Vin Packer
Publisher: Prologue Books
Availability: Amazon UK