Take North Philadelphia, sexual relationships, an artist and you get The Three Rings. Written by Gilberto González, The Three Rings captures the flavor of growing up in the hood with the collection of short stories roughly based on his relationships with women from the ages 13-20 (fictional of course). These aren't ordinary women though. These women include a girl with cockroaches in the bathroom and an older woman who surprises the main character with a highly unwelcome sexual practice. Imagine that?!
When books are written based on your upbringing, one can only imagine what the mind can come up with. Some might be true, some might not be but I'm sure this book captures North Philly at its finest. You can purchase your copy on Barnes & Noble's website for less than $20!