The Washington Square Ensemble

The Washington Square Ensemble

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Madison Smartt Bella€™s debut novel: a story of drifters, outcasts, junkies, and dealers surviving in the heart of 1980s New York City Over one busy weekend, small-time heroin dealer Johnny B. Goode and his alliance of fellow pushers work their trade amidst students, businessmen, and assorted sewer rats while avoiding the law. Narrated from the separate perspectives of each member of the gang, The Washington Square Ensemble follows the twisted paths that have led the seven men through the gritty New York underworld and towards a fragile alliance at Washington Square. With humor, compassion, and an uncanny ear for voices of the streets, Madison Smartt Bell delivers a stunning indictmenta€”and occasional celebrationa€”of a blighted New York landscape.I would read anything I could get. It didna#39;t ... The next time somebody touched me, I put the ice pick through his hand. ... He said that he was good at it before Sarah Lenox died and he began to drink too much, but that might have been a lie.

Title:The Washington Square Ensemble
Author:Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2011-12-06


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