By Joan Ross Sorkin




This crime-drama, set in the shadow of Yankee Stadium in 1995, explores the universal themes of guilt, suffering and redemption through the eyes of a Knisha James, an innocent African-American Bronx teenager whose life is dramatically altered when she takes a ride in a stolen car and becomes an unwitting participant in a hit-and-run accident. The car hits a pregnant woman, and as the police investigation unfolds, complete with NYPD’s special brand of graft and corruption, Knisha becomes increasingly entangled in the violent life of the hoodlum driver, complicating an already stormy relationship with her mother. But by devising her own secret plan to assuage her guilt, Knisha attempts to reconcile with her mother and make peace with herself.