The Subway Chronicles

The Subway Chronicles

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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 a€œmole 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 Yorka€™s underground with some of todaya€™s 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
Author:Jacquelin Cangro
Publisher:Penguin - 2006-08-29


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