North and Central by Bob Hartley

North and Central

Product details:

File Size: 2898 KB.
Print Length: 242 pages.
Language: English.
ASIN: B06XX5X886.
Formats: PDF, ePUB & mobi.

User’s Rating
4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5) (9 votes).

Download eBook:

eBook description:

North and Central

Andy's a bartender in Chicago's North Austin neighborhood in the late 1970s. For years, he's been slinging beers to corrupt cops and fat Zenith employees, but given the West Side's ongoing decline (and his own serious health issues), he's starting to wonder how long it can go on. He's serving workers from a dying factory in a dying neighborhood; he sees crime on the rise–and he decides to become a criminal himself.

"North and Central" perfectly evokes the Windy City in the epic winter of '78-'79–the bleak season of blizzards and disco and John Wayne Gacy–capturing it in microcosm through the denizens of one blue-collar watering hole. If Springsteen and Bukowski had teamed up to write a story about a Chicago bar, they'd have been hard pressed to do better than this; it's an anti-Cheers, a bittersweet story about a place where everybody knows your nickname, and they're tired of you coming around because you're a degenerate. But it's more than just a static portrait; it's a gripping and moving story destined to earn its own place among the classics of Chicago literature.

Feedback

  • If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, Contact Us
  • Do you believe that this item violates a copyright? DMCA

eBooks from the same category

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
wpDiscuz
  • WE HAVE SPECIAL OFFER FOR YOU!

    Goodreads Best Books of the Month – July 2017

    Download Pdf, Epub & Kindle eBooks for Free

    These titles have been racing to the top of Goodreads popularity charts!

    Thanks for visiting DownloadPDFeBooks.com