Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226176581 Published October 2003

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods

Stories

Stuart Dybek

Childhood and Other Neighborhoods
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Stuart Dybek

1980
212 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 2003
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9780226176581 Published October 2003
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.
Contents
The Palatski Man
The Cat Woman
Blood Soup
Neighborhood Drunk
Visions of Budhardin
The Long Thoughts
The Wake
Sauerkraut Soup
Charity
Horror Movie
The Apprentice
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