Lady Q The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

ISBN-10: 1556527225
ISBN-13: 9781556527227
Edition: 2008
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Description: This is a raw and powerful memoir not only of one woman’s struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangsnbsp;were members of her own. At age five Sonia  More...

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This is a raw and powerful memoir not only of one woman’s struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangsnbsp;were members of her own. At age five Sonia Rodriguez’s stepfather began to abuse her; at 10 she was molested by her uncle and beaten by her mother when she told on him; and by 13 her home had become a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who were friends with her older sister. Threatened by rival gang members at school, Sonia turned away from her education and extracurricular activities in favor of a world of drugs and violence. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became her refuge, but its violence cost her friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly her life. As a Latin Queen, she experienced the exhilarating highs and unbelievable lows of gang life. From being shot at by her own gang and kicked out at age 18 with an infant daughter to rejoining the gang and distinguishing herself as a leader, her legacy as Lady Q was cemented both for her willingness to commit violence and for her role as the Inca’s lover and drug mule. Reymundo Sanchez, author ofMy Bloody Life, knew Sonia Rodriquez in the LK Nation and brings us, for the first time, a woman’s perspective on gang life.

Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago. He is the author of "My Bloody Life" and "Once a King, Always a King," and has appeared on Fox News Chicago, Telemundo, and Univision. Sonia Rodriguez is the pseudonym of a former Latin Queen who no longer lives in Chicago.

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