The basis for the cult-classic film The Warriors chronicles one New York City gang's nocturnal journey through the seedy, dangerous subways and city streets of the s. Every gang in the city meets on a sweltering July 4 night in a Bronx park for a peace rally. Sol Yurick (Author. Teenage violence runs wild through the streets, exploding with firecrackers and patriotic celebration. In the Bronx, the police move in to break up a citywide convention of gang leaders. Whistles, shots, pounding nightsticks, and suddenly, six members of "the Family"--The Coney. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Sol Yurick writes with savage power and Chaucerian detail. His sentences are short, punchy, telling." About the Author. The basis for.
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The warriors Author: Sol Yurick Publisher: New York: First Grove press edition View all editions and formats Summary: Teenage violence runs wild through the streets, exploding with firecrackers and patriotic celebration. In the Bronx, the police move in to break up a citywide convention of gang leaders.
Whistles, shots, pounding nightsticks, and suddenly, six members of "the Family"--The Coney Island Dominators - are alone on emeny terrain. Their desperate flight back to their native turf is a journey that will leave the awestruck reader at a new station of awareness"--Bookjacket. Read more Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Print version: Yurick, Sol, Document, Fiction, Internet resource Document Type: Sol Yurick Find more information about: Sol Yurick.
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The Dominators turn on the girl and gang-rape her, abandoning her in the street as they rush off to the subway. Throughout the novel, the gang plays games of "manhood", either to relieve boredom or to settle disputes: Later, on the train, Hector passes out pieces of candy bars he has brought to the gang. When they start teasing Lunkface with a piece that's fallen on the floor, he becomes so angry he quits the gang on the spot. Then Hector holds another "manhood" game involving the gang sticking their heads out the train window until it passes into the subway tunnel.
Hinton wins, nearly killing himself in the process. Arriving at the 96th Street and Broadway station, the Dominators encounter a transit cop eyeing them suspiciously. Aware that the police are trying to round up all the gangs in the city, and that they are still holding the knife they used to stab the possibly dead man, The Dominators evade the transit cop by jumping off the train just as he boards, but more police show up and they flee: Hinton jumps onto the tracks and runs into the subway tunnel, Dewey and Junior jump a train that's going uptown, and Hector, Lunkface, and Bimbo run out of the station.
Hector, Lunkface and Bimbo run into Riverside Park. Now, without the other gang members to see them, the trio removes their insignia pins to avoid attracting attention. They encounter a large, heavy-set, alcoholic nurse sitting on a bench; Lunkface takes an interest in her. The woman is only interested in Hector, referring to Lunkface and Bimbo as " niggers ". Hector lures her to a secluded spot where they try to have sex with her and she accepts them willingly.
When Bimbo starts rifling through her purse, she reacts angrily. When Lunkface, frustrated, hits her to keep her still, the woman retaliates with unexpected strength and starts screaming "Rape! The trio, unable to overpower her, flee but are promptly caught by police coming to the woman's aid.
Hinton, inside the subway tunnel, takes time for reflection. Feeling like an outsider and resenting the gang, he unleashes his contempt by writing on the wall, putting the gang down. Feeling guilty, he rubs out his insults and replaces them with the gang's "tag" he has been doing this throughout the novel.
Hinton arrives at Times Square station, the designated meeting place. While waiting for the gang he enters a public bathroom unknown to him re-purposed as a sort of brothel and is forced into sex with a teenage prostitute, shakes off a homosexual and a young junkie offering sexual favors for money, travels back and forth on the shuttle to Grand Central and, overcome with an inexplicable hunger, eats incessantly. When he comes to an arcade, he plays a shootout game with a dummy sheriff, winning twice, reflecting his resentment of authority.
Before he knows it, he has achieved everything he usually does with the gang, and wonders why he needs them.
Dewey and Junior meet up with Hinton and the trio head off to complete their journey home. Although Dewey outranks Hinton, Hinton takes over the role of leader as he has an unexpected knack for the job. A pair of jocks, returning home from their senior prom with their dates, eye the trio as if challenging them, but Hinton doesn't back down, feeling a sense of moral victory as he does, and the jocks depart.
Hinton, Dewey and Junior finally arrive in Coney Island just before daybreak. After a brief moment of celebration, Hinton, all riled up with anger and the sense of victory, impulsively calls out a rumble against the Lords, the rival gang to the Dominators.
Rushing to the Lords' regular hangout, Hinton calls them out. They don't respond and Hinton celebrates this victory by drawing a huge mural on the hangout wall, insulting the Lords and celebrating the Dominators. The trio then venture back to the local candy store where the Dominators' debs have been waiting. Learning from the girls that Papa Arnold had made it back hours earlier, Hinton regretfully tells the girlfriends of Hector, Lunkface and Bimbo that they didn't make it back and Dewey and Junior walk off with their girlfriends.
Hinton, not having a girlfriend, goes home. There his mother, Minnie, is in the midst of sex with her boyfriend, Norbert. Hinton tends to the baby who was being neglected, then has a futile talk with his junkie older half-brother Alonso about life in general and the future. Hinton then crawls out onto the fire escape and falls asleep with his thumb in his mouth.
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