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Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn

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ISBN-10: 1590170849

ISBN-13: 9781590170847

Edition: 2004

Authors: Harvey Swados, Grace Paley

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There was a time when New York was everything to me: my mother, my mistress, my Mecca, when I could no more have wanted to live any place else than I could have conceived of myself as a daddy, disciplining my boy and dandling my daughter. So begins "Nights in the Gardens of Brooklyn", which gives its title to Harvey Swados's collected stories. In this beautiful and heartbreaking novella, Swados describes a generation "aflame with romance and disillusion," in search of pleasures and answers, and shows how the demands of love and life temper its hopes and fears. It is a perennial story, told by Swados in straightforward and lyrical prose and with tremendous sympathy, and without doubt one of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 5/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.12" wide x 8.03" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Grace Paley is a writer, teacher, feminist, and activist. Her Collected Stories (FSG 1994) was a finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in New York City and Vermont.

Nights in the gardens of Brooklyn
A glance in the mirror
A question of loneliness
A chance encounter
A handful of ball-points, a heartful of love
The letters
Year of grace
The peacocks of Avignon
The man in the toolhouse
The dancer
A story for teddy
Something a little special
Bobby Shafter's gone to sea
Where does your music come from?
A hot day in Nuevo Laredo
Claudine's book
The hack
The balcony
My Coney Island uncle
The tree of life