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lords_cover_medFrom the dust jacket: In the Hollywood movie storms of 1977 where films like Star Wars and Close Encounters spawned a maelstrom of epic adventure and wonder for kids everywhere, such streets also spawned another breed of child. Bitter, alienated, and lost in the punk-influenced beginnings of a feel-good era of disco-inflamed junkies, Joey Minstrel wandered Hollywood’s backyard–Bakersfield, California–where the Lords of Bakersfield prey on youth. The story is based on an urban legend of the late 1970s and early 1980s where law officials and the media killed for lust of the most corrupt kind.

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