STREET TALK AND TUXES, follows the lives of individual street kids: Katy and James, so much in love; T.J. and Slasher, a "gutter punk" couple and their daughter Natasha; Matt and Laura, working hard to leave the streets. Their histories are devastating but their dreams are the dreams of young people everywhere.
We follow them to the only annual Prom for homeless youth in the country where, for one brief night, they strut, eat, dance, laugh and forget their lives in the only traditional rite of passage they will probably ever know. In an epilogue we learn what is happening to their dreams a year after the Prom and begin understand why 5,000 a year die every year in unmarked graves. (Author)
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