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Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories
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Bronx native Jerome Charyn brings to life the pre– and post–Robert Moses world of New York’s northernmost borough in these thirteen bittersweet stories.Brooklyn is dead—long live the Bronx! Jerome Charyn returns to his roots and leads the literary renaissance of an often-overlooked borough in this surprising new collection. One of our most original novelists depicts a world before and after modern urban renewal destroyed the gritty sanctity of a land made famous by Ruth, Gehrig, and Joltin’ Joe. In classic “New York prose, street-smart, sly, and full of lurches” (John Leonard, New York Times), Charyn recalls the mean streets of his youth. In “Lorelei” a lonely-hearts grifter returns home to a former sweetheart; in “Milo’s Last Chance” a guidance counselor has a disastrous affair with a student; and in “The Major Leaguer” a former New York Yankee gets entangled with a gang of drug dealers near the wreckage that Robert Moses wrought. In these and ten other stories, Charyn crafts a funny, sad, and loving tribute to the Bronx with his own masterly touch.
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Brooklyn is dead. Long live the Bronx! In Bitter Bronx, Jerome Charyn returns to his roots and leads the literary renaissance of an oft--overlooked borough in this surprising new collection.
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