Jeff Hobbs - The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

An award-winning writer even before he published his first novel, The Tourists, Hobbs took a break from fiction to research and write this life of Robert Peace, his roommate at Yale and a gifted young scientist who was shot and killed in a Newark drug lab nine years after graduating. What happened? Hobbs looks back to his friend’s impoverished youth, the brilliance and hard work that made him an admired teacher and coach, as well as at the legacy of poverty and dysfunction that made him a drug dealer. This is a story as devastating as it is illuminating.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781476731919
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Published: Scribner - July 28th, 2015

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