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Crime Fiction collides with Urban Western when a dope-growing mail-order cowboy gets caught up in the war on terror in post 9/11 Detroit.


“The Green Ghetto is electric, eccentric, extracellular madness.”

- Michael Turner, author of Hard Core Logo

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The Green Ghetto


Vern Smith

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“. . . well paced, funny and surprising (in a good way). Pynchon meets Elmore Leonard and they nip on over to Canada.”

- John L. Sheppard, author of Small Town Punk

The Green Ghetto is a story with pulp fiction themes and snappy urban dialogue that propels you along a fast track with desperate characters living on the periphery of a Detroit society teetering precariously on the edge of change. Vern smith is running right up front with the heavy hitters of American fiction.”

- Roland S. Jefferson, author of Damaged Goods and School on 103rd Street

“A beautiful mix of genre and literary fiction. The dialogue and prose snaps, crackles and flows down the page at a breakneck pace. Smith has put together a wild, comedic romp with literary overtones.”

- Tony Nesca, author of Junkyard Lucy