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Grove Press
Grove Press
Grove Press

Doom Fox

by Iceberg Slim

“Iceberg Slim is a major creative influence on so many musicians and writers working outside the bland mainstream. . . . Slim always told it as it was, without compromise.” –Irvine Welsh

  • Imprint Grove Paperback
  • Page Count 256
  • Publication Date October 20, 1998
  • ISBN-13 978-0-8021-3588-9
  • Dimensions 5.5" x 8.25"
  • US List Price $13.00

About The Book

“Iceberg Slim was true to where he came from. He ruled the streets of Chicago for twenty-five years and he chose not to write about what he didn’t know. He knew pimping. He knew hustling. He knew the streets. . . . Two decades after he wrote it, Doom Fox remains fresh to the game. What he calls “The Life” is still the same roller-coaster ride it’s always been.” –from the introduction by Ice–T

Propelled by the story of Joe “Kong” Allen and his gorgeous, treacherous wife, Doom Fox is the last in Iceberg Slim’s legendary series of underground novels. Written in 1978 and unpublished until now, Doom Fox is a tale of the Los Angeles ghetto that begins just after World War II and spans the next thirty years. In the no-holds-barred tradition of Chester Himes, Doom Fox captures violent, vivid world of low-riding chippie-catchers, prizefighters, prostitutes, and smooth-talking preachers.

With books such as Pimp, Trick Baby, and The Long White Con, Iceberg Slim detailed life among the hustlers in the inner city and reinvented the concept of cool. His books became underground classics, advertised and circulated by word of mouth. Stylish and uncensored, Doom Fox brings his unforgettable voice to the players of today.

Praise

“Iceberg Slim is a major creative influence on so many musicians and writers working outside the bland mainstream. . . . Slim always told it as it was, without compromise.” –Irvine Welsh

“The adventures of underclass operators, hustlers, and survivors, from Defoe to Fielding to Fanny Hill. That’s where Iceberg Slim’s fictionalized accounts of his life fit, along with Jim Thompson or even the first and most exciting part of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.” –Esquire

“Iceberg Slim was true to where he came from. He ruled the streets of Chicago for twenty-five years and he chose not to write about what he didn’t know. He knew pimping. He knew hustling. He knew the streets. . . . Two decades after he wrote it, Doom Fox remains fresh to the game. What he calls “The Life” is still the same roller-coaster ride it’s always been.” –From the introduction by Ice–T