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Childhood and Other Neighborhoods: Stories

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods: Stories
Author: Stuart Dybek
ISBN 13: 9780226176581
ISBN 10: 226176584
Edition: 1
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2003-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
List Price: $23.00

In Stuart Dybek's Chicago, wonder lurks in unexpected places—in garbage-strewn alleys, gloomy basement apartments, abandoned rooms at the top of rickety stairs periodically rumbled by passing el trains. Transformed through the wide eyes of Dybek's adolescent heroes, these grimy urban backwaters become exotic landscapes of fear-filled possibility, of dreams not yet turned to nightmares. Chronicling what happens when Old World faith meets the dark side of the American dream, Dybek's poignant stories of coming of age in Chicago alternately appall, amaze, and just simply entertain.