Staten Island Writer Publishes New Book about NY Gang Violence

Staten Island, New York   August 08, 2014   Entertainment News
(PRLEAP.COM) August 8, 2014 - "The Good Cousin Who Lives on 18th Street," a new book by R. M. Nunez, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Nunez's book intertwines past and present in a touching, multi-layered story about two friends —Rakim and Romelo— and their loved ones, including the pivotal character Pito. Mentally disabled, Pito is sweet and child-like. One day he is left alone to play his favorite game in the neighborhood arcade. A series of interactions results in his brutal beating at the hands of gangsters.

Plagued by the vicious cycle of cause and effect, Rakim, Romelo, and Pito are growing up in a community riddled by gun and gang violence. The attack on Pito results from a series of events in the pasts of Rakim and Romelo. How Rakim and Romelo choose to avenge the beating of Pito will determine their own futures, as well as those of many in their community.

About the Author:

R. M. Nunez hails from New York. "The Good Cousin Who Lives on 18th Street" is inspired by the events of his life.

He hopes that this book will demonstrate the importance of individual action and how important it is to treat each other kindly.

"The Good Cousin Who Lives on 18th Street" is a 66-page paperback with a retail price of $8.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-6987-3. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information, or to request a review copy, please go to our virtual pressroom at or our online bookstore at
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