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Brick City: A Novel by George Stanley

By George Stanley


In the overdue Nineteen Sixties, the hot Jersey initiatives stood like tattered, drained sentinels around the Newark skyline. a few observed them as eyesores; others referred to as them domestic. regardless of the relaxation of familiarity, it definitely wasn’t effortless being negative and black within the tasks in 1962. It’s an exceptional factor 4 younger boys had each one other.

Diesel, insects, Loony, and Larry are slightly youngsters after they meet and develop into inseparable, bonded by means of poverty and race. they arrive of age in an atmosphere they don’t even become aware of is adversarial. Summers are spent on adventures—sometimes criminal, occasionally no longer, and plenty of instances no longer secure. those wild days and nights hold the lads together.

But the tasks aren’t all buddies and enjoyable. the lads take care of abuse, tough police officers, and romantic connections that don’t finish good. They develop into males during this position affectionately referred to as “brick city,” but they don’t go away unscathed. For larger or worse, the initiatives flip those boys into males, yet no longer every person will get out alive.


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