Jamison “Kango” Watts was once known as an invisible man, a quiet “fixer” who always got the job done with clean hands and cash in his pocket. Now he’s living the quiet life in DC, running a soul food restaurant. When he learns about an old friend’s death, Kango returns to Brooklyn for the wake . . . and barely survives after a masked gunman puts two slugs in him. Someone has a score to settle, a beef Kango can’t afford to bring back to his new life in DC.
Caught between a crew of arsonists who go after historical landmarks, an old lover who is now married with children, and confronting the moment that led to his self-imposed exile from New York, Kango doesn’t realize there is one enemy at the center of it all . . .
Praise for Kenji Jasper
“With Dark Kenji Jasper lays waste to the genteel fa ade of the Washington, D.C. where dignitaries skirt around the lives of those actually born in the city. From the first page Jasper guns the engine, whipping the reader from pole to pole.”
—Victor LaValle, author of The Changeling, on Dark
“The House on Childress Street is a deep meditation on family, love, and remembrance, and a tough valentine to the real Washington, D.C. Kenji Jasper is an extraordinary young talent.”
—George Pelecanos, award-winning writer and producer