"With a raw, unflinching lens, Joshua Citrak brings us into the realm of fatherless streetwise San Francisco boys struggling to become men. You’ll love these tough kids and root for them, pulled in by a riveting, pitch perfect depiction of their netherworld. A brilliant literary debut."
Emmy-winning journalist and San Francisco columnist forThe New York Times, and author of the bestselling Kemble Scott novels "SoMa" and "The Sower"
"Picture Me Rollin’ is a coming-of-age story about a twenty first century Holden Caulfield, and the literary debut of a West Coast Junot Diaz. It’s not surprising that Joshua already has a cult following in San Francisco. It’s a cult the rest of the world urgently needs to join."
New York Times Bestselling author of "The Value of Nothing"
"Imagine Ernest Hemingway and Don DeLillo doing a film commentary for Hoop Dreams, and you've got the flavor of Picture Me Rollin' — deceptively succinct insight into growing up male without guidance. "
author of "Forever No Lo" and "Sped"
"Picture Me Rollin' is a close, powerful read of a San Francisco overlooked by literature: Western Addition kids coming of age in the vast shady margins between Pacific Heights one-percenters and born-too-late Haight hippie burnouts."
BBC and Lonely Planet author
"Joshua Citrak writes from the soul. The perfectly observed scenes in Picture Me Rollin' are filled with fascinating characters, absorbing situations and a deep, abiding sense of humanity. With a few carefully chosen words he can show the complexity in the most hardened teenage rebel or deadbeat dad, and his knack for capturing the natural rhythms of dialogue make his work a joy to read, even as it breaks your heart."
publisher Awkward Press, author of "I, An Actress: The Autobiography of Karen Jamey"
"Joshua Citrak's work is as raw and grit-filled as the urban streets of his childhood. Filled with the visual imagery of neorealist film, Picture Me Rollin' is as funny as it is trenchant. Even as his characters struggle to come of age in difficult circumstances, they never give up their humanity, nor their sense of hope. "
screenwriter "Solo Dios Sabe", and author of the T.J. McGuinn book, "The Waking Moon"
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