A “regular” squatter and “hustler” in Robert Taylor, C-Note gets his name from his ability to make “one hundred dollars” in “a hundred ways.” C-Note’s hustles including fixing cars and appliances, though he sometimes runs afoul of JT’s control if he doesn’t pay sufficient “tax” to the BKs to continue his operations.
C-Note Quotes in Gang Leader for a Day
The Gang Leader for a Day quotes below are all either spoken by C-Note or refer to C-Note. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Penguin edition of Gang Leader for a Day published in 2008.).
Chapter 3 Quotes
He [JT] had no real sense of what I would actually be writing—because, in truth, I didn’t know myself. Nor did I know if he’d be upset with me for having seen him beat up C-Note, or if perhaps he’d try to censor me.
C-Note Character Timeline in Gang Leader for a Day
The timeline below shows where the character C-Note appears in Gang Leader for a Day. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2 – First Days on Federal Street
Chapter 3 – Someone to Watch Over Me
...time on political organizing efforts. Sudhir meets with Kris and Michael, two other “hustlers” like C-Note, and helps them as they run a temporary car-washing business one day. When Michael gets... (full context)
Chapter 5 – Ms. Bailey’s Neighborhood
...Bee-Bee, a man they believe has just brutally beaten his girlfriend Taneesha. The squatters, including C-Note, are afraid that Bee-Bee will try to leave the building to avoid punishment. Sudhir goes... (full context)
Chapter 6 – The Hustler and the Hustled
...homes. JT and Ms. Bailey have gone around to tenants with boarders, to people like C-Note, and to prostitutes like Clarisse, asking them for more money, since they’re apparently making more... (full context)