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Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

Dybek, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0670216186 / ISBN 13: 9780670216185
Published by Viking, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1980
Condition: Near Fine+ Hardcover
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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). small remainder dot on bottom. DJ lightly rubbed. $9.95 price on DJ flap. Author's first book. Also includes laid-in a handwritten SIGNED thank you letter from author on Western Michigan U. stationary. Also includes laid-in the original 1980 review from New York Times Book Review. Bookseller Inventory # 010124

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Title: Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

Publisher: Viking, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine+

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

About the Author:

Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, Stuart Dybek teaches in the writing program at Western Michigan University. He is the author of a short story collection, The Coast of Chicago, and a book of poetry, Brass Knuckles, as well as the forthcoming fiction, I Sailed with Magellan, and a new collection of poetry, Streets in Their Own Ink. His award-winning poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous magazines, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, The Iowa Review, Antaeus, and Ploughshares.

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