Street Dreams K'wan follows the underground success of Gangsta with his newest street tale, in which star-crossed lovers Rio and Trinity strive to escape the projects in… Street Dreams K'wan follows the underground success of Gangsta with his newest street tale, in which star-crossed lovers Rio and Trinity strive to escape the projects in… 2004-09-01 Fiction St. Martin's Griffin
Book Review

Street Dreams (2004)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 01, 2004; Writer: K'wan; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

K'wan follows the underground success of Gangsta with his newest street tale, in which star-crossed lovers Rio and Trinity strive to escape the projects in Harlem. Rio, living with his drunkard mom and straining against pressure to pick up a drug lord's mantle, wants ''a decent li'l gig and a crib of my own'' -- but fate has a different plan. K'wan steadily builds to a frantic, movie-worthy climax in which respect for life takes a backseat to money, pride, and love. The slang-heavy dialogue in Street Dreams may take a chapter or two to get into, but the characters become so alive that watching them spin toward their inevitable ends is heartbreaking.

Originally posted Oct 01, 2004 Published in issue #786 Oct 01, 2004 Order article reprints