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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: Chicago, Illinois

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Drain grew up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, and currently resides in the Kenwood neighborhood.

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Jasmon Drain's debut takes a fictional yet close look at the lives of various residents in the Stateway Gardens projects before and while they were being razed to enable the gentrification of Chicago's South side.


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Awards

-- ''Stateway's Garden'', *NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS CHOICE, NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE