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STREET GAMES.

Brown, Rosellen.

ISBN 10: 0385098979 / ISBN 13: 9780385098977
Published by Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1974. dj, 1974
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Hardcover first edition - First printing. Her rather uncommon second book, and her first work of fiction, a collection of short stories about the lives of people on one street in Brooklyn, NY. Very good in good only dust jacket (some wear, chips and creasing at the ends of the spine of the dj, and the corners, other wear.). Bookseller Inventory # 20835

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Title: STREET GAMES.

Publisher: Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1974. dj

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The winner of the 1996 National Book Award for Fiction

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Each story in Street Games takes place at one of fourteen specific addresses on George Street in Brooklyn, New York. At "268, Corner Leon. I Am Not Luis Beech-Nut," Luis talks, in a fretful and day-dreaming monologue, about himself - "Little shit, this Luis" - and his life as the owner of a corner store, where all day long people are "going by the store so fast you think I'm selling the plague in here two for a dollar." From "245, Migdalia Colon's third floor rear," an unnamed wife thanks her recently dead, drug-addicted husband for dying before he "had to hock your children's eyes and little toes," and celebrates the right to call herself "I" instead of "we:" "I.I.I.I... I want to put it on the mailbox. Use it for my signature. Frame it and hang it on the wall all gold... Show it around like a fat new baby. It's the best baby we never had, the one I made myself, after the children had gone to bed, just before you died." At "259, Upper Duplex," a young, liberal white bureaucrat laments: "I am too bored to move." Through an impressive variety of voices and accents, Rosellen Brown reveals moments in the lives of a few people on George Street, a neighborhood teaming with connections, a hard street in hard times that is alive with anger and love. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen

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