Belletristic Press Releases Its First Publication

Belletristic Press presents Brooklyn-born author/activist G. Andi Rhos’s debut Street Lit novel, And It Goes Like This. The critically acclaimed novel launches the Belletristic Press imprint.

Set in 1980s Brooklyn, And It Goes Like This… depicts the coming of age of fifteen-year-old Charlotte-Louise Andrews in the midst of a turbulent Blatino family saga. The novel takes readers on a hypnotic three-year journey of the socially awkward teen’s life. Through gripping prose, astute dialogue and unforgettable characters, Rhos paints indelible pictures of longing, deception, betrayal, and Blatino culture.

While maintaining the harsh realities of the inner city, a keynote in Urban Fiction, And It Goes Like This… elevates literary merit to heights previously unseen in this hot street genre, and challenges readers to examine their own sensibilities. The book world is taking note of this mesmerizing novel that’s breathing new life into the Hip Hop Fiction/Street Lit market, and is changing perception of this often disregarded genre.

In a statement issued to Belletristic Press, Ms. Rhos says she is “humbled by the accolades from the publishing industry.” She hopes the literary world will now see the value Urban Fiction offers to impoverished Black and Latino communities throughout the nation. “[Urban Fiction] is an opportunity to tell our stories, and lend a voice to the plight of inner cities, which historically have suffered in silence.”

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