9781569762851

Lady Q : The Rise and Fall of a Latin Queen

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    9781569762851

  • ISBN10:

    1569762856

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/1/2010
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
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Summary

Offering a rarely seen female perspective on gang life, this raw and powerful memoir tells not only of one woman's struggle to survive the streets but also of her ascent to the top ranks of the new mafia, where the only people more dangerous than rival gangs were members of her own. At age 5 Sonia Rodriguez's stepfather began to abuse her; at 10 she was molested by her uncle and beaten by her mother when she told on him; and by 13 her home had become a hangout for the Latin Kings and Queens who were friends with her older sister. Threatened by rival gang members at school, Sonia turned away from her education and extracurricular activities in favor of a world of drugs and violence. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became her refuge, but its violence cost her friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly her life. As a Latin Queen, she experienced the exhilarating highs and unbelievable lows of gang life. From being shot at by her own gang and kicked out at age 18 with an infant daughter to rejoining the gang and distinguishing herself as a leader, her legacy as Lady Q was cemented both for her willingness to commit violence and for her role as a drug mule.

Author Biography

Reymundo Sanchez is the pseudonym of a former Latin King who no longer lives in Chicago. He is the author of My Bloody Life and Once a King, Always a King and has appeared on Fox News Chicago, Telemundo, and Univision. Sonia Rodriguez is the pseudonym of a former Latin Queen who no longer lives in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Prologuep. ix
Touch of Lovep. 1
Damaged Goodsp. 15
The Birth of a Rebelp. 21
Loss of Innocencep. 35
Lady Q Emergesp. 47
The Benefits of Royaltyp. 71
The Queen of Talkp. 93
All in the Familyp. 105
The Queen of Kingsp. 119
Business Is Personalp. 139
The Price of Loyaltyp. 159
Thy Kingdom Gonep. 181
Change but Still the Samep. 197
Moving On, Painfullyp. 217
If I Should Die Before I Wakep. 233
Results of a Discarded Lifep. 247
Epiloguep. 261
Afterwordp. 267
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