Piri Thomas Dies

The author of the 1967 best seller, Down These Mean Streets, a memoir of growing up in New York City’s barrios, died at his home in California at age 83.

New York Daily NewsPiri Thomas, Latin American poet and novelist who wrote on NYC’s barrios, dead …

New York TimesPiri Thomas, Spanish Harlem Author, Dies at 83

The most well-known of his books, Down These Mean Streets is still available from Vintage.

Down These Mean Streets
Piri Thomas
Retail Price: $13.95
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (1997-11-25)
ISBN / EAN: 0679781420 / 9780679781424

As well as in Spanish,

Por estas calles bravas
Piri Thomas
Retail Price: $15.95
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage – (1998-09-14)
ISBN / EAN: 0679776281 / 9780679776284

Also still available is a collection of his stories.

Stories from El Barrio
Piri Thomas
Retail Price: $19.95
Paperback: 136 pages
Publisher: Freedom Voices Pubns – (2005-12-15)
ISBN / EAN: 0915117118 / 9780915117116

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