The action and development of character are mostly achieved through what people say and how they say it. Dialogue is all in what is commonly called black or variant English with some street words, but there is not much profanity considering the kind of people Indian, Angel, and Mack are. A few off-color words are used in order to make the book realistic.
There is sometimes "jive talk," such as: ". . . he came loud-mouthing me in front of everybody;" "I got the heat karate can't beat. Miss three five seven and a ticket to heaven;" "So what you soupin' up to him for?;" "Girl, if I...
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