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Description - Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney

She took 1930s New York by storm, working her way up writing copy for R.H. Macy's to become the highest paid advertising woman in the country.Now it's the last night of 1984 and Lillian, 85 years old but just as sharp as ever, is on her way to a party. It's chilly enough for her mink coat and Manhattan is grittier now-her son keeps warning her about a subway vigilante on the prowl-but the quick-tongued poet has never been one to scare easily. On a walk that takes her over 10 miles around the city, she meets bartenders, shopkeepers, criminals, children, parents, and parents-to-be, while reviewing a life of excitement and adversity, passion and heartbreak, illuminating all the ways New York has changed-and has not.A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781911547013
ISBN-10: 1911547011
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Daunt Books
Publisher: Daunt Books
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney is the author of books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. She is a senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches, among other things, a workshop on The Writer as Urban Walker.

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