Garth a. Edgar
By age ten, Shane thinks if he can handle the punishment, no one can really make him pay for the crime. Shane first delves into a life of delinquency by stealing bikes and pawning them to the local drug dealers. But it is not long after he buys his first gun that he murders the ice cream lady in cold blood. In just twenty-four hours, Shane officially transforms from a petty thief into a ruthless killer and drug slinger who, by the age of eighteen, accumulates over a million dollars. As Shane continues to murder without shame, he meets Cindy, a stripper who steals his heart and eventually gives birth to his first child, Junior. Despite Cindy's pleas to leave his life of crime behind, Shane seeks revenge for a shooting that leaves him fighting for his life. After murdering a neighborhood pastor and his mother, Shane marries Cindy and begins pimping-a decision that eventually lands him in jail and leaves Junior to begin his own ambitious rise through the darkness that lurks in the streets. Mother Nature's Mistake presents a raw, chilling account of life in the ghetto as two men separated by generations attempt to bridge the gap between family, manhood, and themselves.