Trey wanted to belong. He wanted respect. He wanted to be a man.
With his father dead and his mother a drug addict, Trey and his sister Nichelle are forced to go live with their grandmother in Brooklyn. Surrounded by inner-city crime and conflicting ideologies, Trey seeks security and recognition by becoming a member of a small street crew.
When he’s framed for a crime and facing prison, Trey flees to a Maasai village in Kenya with his English teacher and mentor, Mr. Jackson. Though initially repulsed by the Maasai customs, Trey slowly comes to value their traditions and morals. As he goes through the Maasai warriors’ rite of passage becoming one of their own, he learns what Black African culture is truly about. Only after confronting lions, disapproving Maasai elders, and his own fears does Trey begin to understand that men are made and not born.
Honest and unafraid, Murran is a tale of a young African-American teen coming of age amidst the pitfalls and threats of 1980s Brooklyn. What he learns along the way could possibly lead his community toward a cultural revival.
Book Type: PaperbackSize: 6″ x 9″ Pages: 502 ISBN: 978-0-9907710-3-6
About Frank Fiore
Frank Fiore, a bestselling author of non-fiction books, has also penned four 5-star rated stirring thrillers and action/adventures. His works include CYBERKILL, a techno-thriller; The Oracle, a collection of short stories bound by a larger tale; and The Chronicles of Jeremy Nash, a series of novels centered on conspiracy theories, unsolved mysteries, urban myths, and other themes.
He currently lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona, with his fetching wife Lynne and their dogs Sebastian—a big Newfoundland, and Duffy—a little Scotty.
Visit his website: www.frankfiore.com