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The White House

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One house . . . one robbery . . . one mistake . . . sexual intrigue and violence intermingle in this tense urban thriller.

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What people are saying…

The White House is a fast-paced thriller that doesn’t disappoint.”
Urban Reviews

White House by JaQuavis Coleman starts with a bang and will leave you wanting more.”
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“Kidnapping, murder, and mayhem lead [Draya]—and the reader—through a harrowing and twisting plot to an explosive ending that no one sees coming.”
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The White House is one of my most personal books ever. I took from a real-life situation and told a story that has been Detroit’s secret for years. I’m bringing that to the forefront with my own twist. This venture with Infamous and Akashic feels right . . . It feels good. They are very in tune with my culture and style of writing which makes this a perfect situation for me.”
—JaQuavis Coleman on The White House


Description

Part of the Infamous Books imprint, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson.

The White House is based on true events, reimagining the dark chronicles of a notorious drug kingpin’s death, and the unfortunate events that followed.

The young heroine Draya lives paycheck to paycheck, laboring as a maid in a luxurious white house. One day, in the course of performing her duties, she is presented with an irresistible opportunity for a quick—and risky—payday. What unfolds in the white house changes the course of her life. Kidnapping, murder, and mayhem lead her—and the reader—through a harrowing and twisting plot to an explosive ending that no one sees coming. Look through the eyes of this young woman and glimpse how a life can forever be altered due to an unfortunate series of events—all touched off in a legendary white house.

Infamous Books, curated by Albert “Prodigy” Johnson of the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, is a revolutionary partnership that pairs the Infamous Records brand with Brooklyn-based independent publisher Akashic Books. Infamous Books’ mission is to connect readers worldwide to crime fiction and street lit authors both familiar and new.

Listen to an interview with JaQuavis Coleman on the Maggie Linton Show:

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Book Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Published: 5/27/14
  • IBSN: 9781617752612
  • e-IBSN: 9781617752889
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • IBSN: 9781617752629

Author

JaQUAVIS COLEMAN, the New York Times best-selling author of Dopeman’s Trilogy, first burst onto the scene at the age of eighteen and quickly became a nationwide literary phenomenon. He and his wife Ashley Antoinette have coauthored numerous “street fiction” classics. With the birth of the Cartel series, the “Ashley and JaQuavis” brand took off. In 2013, twenty-seven-year-old Coleman was honored by Ebony magazine as being one of the Top 100 most influential African Americans in the country. The White House is his latest work.

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