Some seven million people board the New York City subway every day, each one with a story to tell. The Subway Chronicles collects twenty-seven of the tales, dramas and comedies that unfold during the daily commute. From the amole peoplea living in the subway tunnels, to the transit employees working behind the scenes, to the locals and tourists riding shoulder-to-shoulder in harmony, discord, or indifference, The Subway Chronicles offers a kaleidoscope of perspectives on this most public of spaces. Prominent New York writers weigh in: Jonathan Lethem confesses his childhood subway sins Colson Whitehead offers mass-transit tips for newcomers to the city Francine Prose recalls the thrill and apprehension of riding alone as a teenage girl Calvin Trillin pokes fun at the classic New York tendency to be skeptical about everything Stan Fischler delights in memories of riding the open-air train cars to Coney Island as a boy Equal parts hilarious, poignant, and heartbreaking, The Subway Chronicles is a journey into New Yorkas underground with some of todayas most loved writers.... of a country- and-western hit of the same name that had remarkable traction on the radio in our diesel Toyota Corolla. ... 1990), Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. ( Leslie Harris, 1992), Money Train (Joseph Ruben, 1995), Mimic (Guillermo del ... As how-to manuals go, Bernie Goetz couldna#39;t have asked for a better primer in urban terrorism, however justified, than Charles Bronsona#39;s steely- eyed antihero.
|Title||:||The Subway Chronicles|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2006-08-29|