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The Old Neighborhood

A Novel

Hillmann, Bill

Paperback - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Old Neighborhood
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"A bright and sensitive teen, Joe Walsh is the youngest in a big, mixed-race Chicago family. After Joe witnesses his heroin-addicted oldest brother commit a brutal gangland murder, his friends and loved ones systematically drag him deeper into a black pit of violence that reaches a bloody impasse when his sister begins dating a rival gang member"--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Curbside Splendor, c2014.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781940430003
1940430003
Branch Call Number: FICTION
PS3608.I453 O43 2014
Characteristics: 424 p. ; 22 cm.

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Jul 07, 2014
  • OVERLORD661944 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY GOOD. IT IS NOT THE PERIOD OF THE TJOs THAT I AM MOST FAMILIAR WITH. I KNOW MORE ABOUT THE LATE 1960s TO THE EARLY 1980s. THIS LOOKS LIKE THE MID 1980s TO THE EARLY 1990s. ONE OF MY MAJOR PROBLEMS WITH THE STORY IS THAT THERE IS NO SUBWAY WITHIN FIVE MILES OF EDGEWATER HOSPITAL. ALSO, BACK IN THE 1960s AND 1970s THE TRAIN LINES DID NOT GO BY COLORS, SO IT WAS NOT THE RED LINE. MANY OF THE YOUNG MEN WHO WERE IN THIS STREET GANG OVER THE YEARS HAVE GROWN UP AND HAVE BECOME RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS, SO EVERY TALE DOES NOT HAVE A SAD ENDING. I AM PRETTY SURE THE PHOTO ON THE FRONT COVER WAS TAKEN IN THE ALLEY BEHIND EDGEWATER HOSPITAL.

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Jun 21, 2014
  • OVERLORD661944 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

OVERLORD661944 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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