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New Yorkers By Craig Taylor

New Yorkers by Craig Taylor

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From the best-selling author of Londoners, a symphony of contemporary New York in the magnificent words of its people.

New Yorkers Summary

New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time by Craig Taylor

Over the last 20 years, New York City has been convulsed by enormous challenges: terrorist attack, blackout, hurricane, recession, pandemic. New Yorkers is a grand portrait of the irrepressible city and a hymn to the vitality and resilience of its people. Craig Taylor spent years meeting New Yorkers - rich and poor, old and young, native and immigrant - and getting them to share indelible true tales. Here are the voices of those who propel the city each day - subway conductor, nurse, bodega cashier, electrician who keeps the lights on at the top of the Empire State Building - as well as unforgettable glimpses of the city, from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade by a balloon handler to the Statue of Liberty by one of its security guards.

New Yorkers captures the strength of the city that - no matter what it goes through - dares call itself the greatest in the world.

New Yorkers Reviews

Praise for Londoners:
A splendid oral history of the city... On occasions Londoners attains a level of eloquence as beautiful and blue as anything to be found in the works of Jean Rhys or Samuel Selvon ... A remarkable volume * Guardian *
Craig Taylor tunes in to the multi-tongued, self-justifying noise of the streets. And he leaves us with a substantial account, not just of our imaginary riverside capital, but, more vividly, of himself: as inquirer, investigator, part of a long and valuable lineage * Observer *
A book to deepen your relationship with London and make you fall in - or out - of love with it all over again ... I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it * Evening Standard *
Memorable, funny and occasionally melancholy... a rich, satisfying tapestry of metropolitan life * Sunday Times *
Ranging from the shocking to the poignant, 80 London voices produce a vivid collage of this impossible city * Independent *

About Craig Taylor

Craig Taylor is is the author of the best-selling Londoners . His other books, Return to Akenfield and One Million Tiny Plays About Britain, have both been adapted for the stage. He is also the editor of the literary magazine Five Dials. He lives in western Canada.

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NGR9781848549708
9781848549708
1848549709
New Yorkers: A City and Its People in Our Time by Craig Taylor
New
Hardback
John Murray Press
2017-03-09
400
N/A
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