Stay and fight or cut and run? Young Bodee Rivers can save so many from a terrible fate, but he must find the courage to act.
1904 New York City- Bodee Rivers, who has always avoided major challenges in his life, moves to the most dangerous block in the city, MINETTA LANE. Police in pursuit of criminals often give up the chase as they approach the entrance to Minetta because even they know better than to test the hardened criminals who hide in the shadows.
Bodee's circle of family and friends help him successfully manage life in the neighborhood and some initial tests of his perseverance, but when he finds himself alone at work, confronted with an overwhelming challenge, he isn't sure he's up to the task. Many lives are at stake and Bodee must make a choice. Stand and fight or cut and run? Running is what he knows and what will keep him safe. Will Bodee find the courage to fight?
MINETTA LANE, the third volume in A. Robert Allen's Slavery and Beyond series, is a stand-alone African American novel of historical fiction that is based, in part, on the General Slocum Steamship Disaster. The book is connected by theme to the other volumes in the series.