The Old Neighborhood: A Novel

The Old Neighborhood: A Novel

Bill Hillmann

"Hillmann's evocative novel captures the gritty points of interest, sounds and pulse of road existence in Edgewater (Chicago).
-The Chicago Tribune


"A strong rights of passage novel."
-The Week journal (UK)

"Best New Book"
-Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Reader, better of Chicago 2014
"A Novel of road Violence"
El Mundo (Spain)

"A raucous yet soulful account of starting to be up at the suggest streets of Chicago, and the alternatives youngsters are compelled to make every day. This cool, incendiary rites of passage novel is the true deal."--Irvine Welsh, writer of Trainspotting
"Bill Hillmann's The previous Neighborhood is sort of a correct hook to the chin with brass knuckles, crackling with either bravery and urgency. Brilliantly evoking Nelson Algren's Neon Wilderness and Richard Price's The Wanderers, the radical is unflinchingly sincere in its depictions of sophistication and race, a deft portrait of our sometimes-less-than-fair city."--Joe Meno, best-selling writer of Hairstyles of the Damned


A brilliant and delicate teenager, Joe Walsh is the youngest in a major, mixed-race Chicago kinfolk. After Joe witnesses his heroin-addicted oldest brother devote a brutal gangland homicide, his pals and household systematically drag him deeper right into a black pit of violence that reaches a bloody deadlock while his eldest sister starts off relationship a rival gang member.

Bill Hillmann is an award-winning author and storyteller from Chicago, Illinois. His writing has seemed within the Chicago Tribune, Newcity,, and has been broadcast on NPR. he is informed tales world wide together with his across the world acclaimed storytelling sequence the "Windy urban tale Slam." Hillmann is a union building laborer and a bull runner in Spain, who within the not-so-distant prior used to be a feared road brawler, gang associate, drug broker, convict, and Chicago Golden Glove Champion.

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