Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street

Grand Central Winter: Stories from the Street

Lee Stringer


even if Lee Stringer is describing "God's nook" as he calls forty second highway, or his pal Suzy, a hooker and "past due vacationer" whose youngster baby he occasionally babysits, even if he's recounting his reports at highway information, the place he begun hawking the newspaper for a dwelling salary, then wrote articles, and served for a time as muckraking senior editor, if it is his adventures in New York's notorious Tombs penitentiary, or appearing group carrier, or drowsing within the tunnels under Grand significant Station by means of evening and accumulating cans via day, this can be a ebook wealthy with small acts of kindness, humor or even heroism along the predicted violence and desperation of existence in the street. there's continuously room, Stringer writes, "amid the dress" jewel glitter...for yet one more diamond within the rough."
Two occasions upward push over Grand relevant wintry weather like sentinels: Stringer's discovery of crack cocaine and his catching the writing computer virus. among those very various but oddly related actions, Lee's lifestyles unwound itself, in the course of the Eighties, and took the form of an odyssey, an epic fight to discover which means and happiness in arid occasions. He finally beat the 1st habit with support from a therapy application. the second one habit, writing, has carry of him still.
Among the numerous accomplishments of this ebook is that Stringer is ready to express whatever of the energy and complexity of a down—and—out existence. The reader walks clear of it buzzing its melody, one who is extra clever than despairing, much less concerning the disgrace we consider whilst faced with an image of these much less lucky, and extra in regards to the pleasure we consider once we adventure our shared humanity.

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